Norfolk County

Tree worker injured, knocked unconscious, by falling branch in Cohasset

COHASSET, Mass. — A tree worker was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after he was struck on the head by a falling branch at a jobsite.

Cohasset Police say the victim, a 27-year-old Quincy man, was working near the intersection of Beechwood Street and Wheelwright Farm Drive around 10:00 a.m. when a tree limb was cut by a coworker and fell on him.

The victim was knocked unconscious as a result of the impact.

Authorities say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident and regained consciousness when police and fire crews arrived.

The man was transported to an area hospital for head trauma sustained in the accident.

Cohasset detectives and OSHA are actively investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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