SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 76-year-old man was injured when a tree he was cutting on his gazebo fell on him at his San Jose home Sunday afternoon, a fire captain said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a tree that fell on a person at a home near Cropley Avenue and Conifer Lane around 1:10 p.m., San Jose fire Capt. Mitch Matlow said.READ MORE: New COVID Variant 'Omicron' Identified In San Francisco; Here's What You Need To Know
The man was found pinned under the tree in the home’s backyard and transported to a hospital, Matlow said.
The man suffered a hand injury and minor scrapes to his arms and legs, according to Matlow.
The tree fell during last week’s storm on the home’s gazebo, he said.
The weight of the tree caused the gazebo to collapse this afternoon, Matlow said.READ MORE: Bay Area Music Icon Carlos Santana Undergoes Heart Procedure; Cancels December Shows
The gazebo appeared to be “totally destroyed” but the two-story home did not sustain damage from the fall, he said.
The man’s son said he and his father had planned on cutting the tree together, according to Matlow.
The man ended up cutting the tree on his own Sunday when it fell, the fire captain said.
Matlow did not know the man’s condition Sunday afternoon.
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