Firewood Cutting Accident In Washington County

A 65-year-old Oconomowoc man was injured when he was struck in the head by a falling tree branch Friday morning. Washington County Sheriff’s officials say the man and his wife were on a property in the 700 block of Hillside Road in the Village of Richfield cutting firewood. The man was cutting down a dead tree when a large branch broke off the trunk and fell on him causing significant head trauma. Flight for Life flew him to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The accident was reported at 8:10 a.m.