Utility Worker Injured By Falling Tree In Sandy Springs

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA — A Georgia Power employee is OK after a tree fell and struck the bucket he was using to perform utility work Monday afternoon in Sandy Springs.

The incident occurred March 12 outside a residence along Twin Branch Road near Spalding Drive (For more news like this, find your local Patch here. If you have an iPhone, click here to get the free Patch iPhone app; download the free Patch Android app here).

City spokesperson Sharon Kraun said the company was able to lower the employee to safety after the incident. However, power lines were also snagged in the fall, so some customers were without electricity, Kraun added.

Georgia Power spokesperson Craig Bell said the employee was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee and his family at this time,” he added. “Safety is a top priority for thousands of Georgia Power employees working to serve customers every day.”

Readers should also note another tree has fallen on Dalrymple Road at Duncourtney Drive, and that call also indicated power lines were also brought down, the city added. Traffic is being re-routed, so motorists should avoid that area for the time being. Return to Patch for updates.

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