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Butler Man in 'Serious Condition' After Being Struck By Tree

Police said man was outside when a tree collapsed on him Monday night.

A Butler man is in "serious condition" at Morristown Medical Center Tuesday after a tree collapsed on his head Monday night.

The incident occurred just as Tropical Storm Sandy continued to gain momentum Monday.

Butler police Capt. Ciro Chimento described the 50-year-old's condition as "serious" Wednesday. Chimento said police and EMS officials responded to his Kiel Avenue residence around 7 p.m. after a tree snapped in his backyard and struck him on the head.

He was transported to Morristown Medical Center by Tri-Boro First Aid Squad.

Also Tuesday Kinnelon police reported a storm-related death when an 84-year-old man had a heart attack while preparing for the storm.

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Margy November 01, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Anyone have any updates???? I know him...please anyone?????
Ariana Cohn-Sheehan November 04, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Margy, the last update we received was that he was in the ICU at the hospital.
mimi November 06, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Margy, I am his neighbor in the same duplex. He is still in serious condition but stable as per his wife last night. We are all praying here that he makes a full recovery.

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