Columbia County worker injured when tree falls on him

A Columbia County employee was injured today when a tree fell on him.

Phil McCorkle was cutting down a dead tree as part of a Roads and Bridges crew clearing debris along The Pass following Wednesday wind gusts.

That tree hit another tree, which fell on Mr. McCorkle, said Tim Holloway, the assistant manager of Roads and Bridges.

Mr. McCorkle suffered lacerations to his head, but never lost consciousness, Mr. Holloway said. He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Holloway said he has never seen such an accident involving one of his workers.

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