Sergeant Eugene Natoli, Officer Gerrit Tosh and Officer Christopher Cifaldi responded to the Knoll Country Club West at 6:49 a.m. on Thursday, February 21 in the area of the fifth tee to investigate a report of an employee who was injured.
The victim was being treated by Emergency Medical Technicians from Par-Troy EMS-1 who had just arrived on the scene. Witnesses stated that the victim was cutting down a large Ash tree when it split and twisted. The Ash tree struck the victim in the lower portion of his body. The tree trapped the lower part of his left leg between it and the trunk of another tree that was already lying beneath it. Members of Parsippany Rescue and Recovery utilized airbags and cribbing to stabilize and lift the tree allowing the victim to be extricated.
The victim was treated and transported to Morristown Medical Center for further treatment by Par-Troy EMS and Paramedics from St. Clare’s Hospital. The victim lost his leg from the knee down, as reported by a fellow friend. The victim remains hospitalized.