O’Fallon, Mo.  (KMOV.com) – An O’Fallon, Missouri man helped a cable employee after a tree fell on him during Thursday’s severe storms.

Danny Gittemeier shared security camera with News 4 showing the tree falling on the man, who works for Spectrum.

"I was getting my son ready for bed and I hear a weird lightning strike and I come outside and I see the tree is down and I could hear him yelling for help," Gittemeier said.

Gittemeier thought he needed to call the fire department because the tree at first wasn't budging. 

"I could tell he was hurting and freaking out so I just gave it one more lift and it was enough for him to wiggle out of there," Gittemeier said.

Gittemeier said the worker was shaken up but able to get to his truck. Spectrum later released the following statement:

We appreciate the customer who came to the aid of our co-worker and helped free him from the fallen tree. We are grateful our colleague suffered only minor injuries and expects to return to work soon.

Storms Thursday left thousands of people in the St. Louis region without power. There were several reports of downed trees and damage. No injuries have been reported.  

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