BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, BRANCH COUNTY, MI (WTVB) -There was a tree cutting accident Wednesday morning in Branch County’s Batavia Township with the victim flown out by Air-Care to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Michigan State Police were called to respond shortly after 8 am to the Dan Hemker property at 550 Arbogast Road. The arriving trooper found a 30-year old man on the ground next to a large tree being attended to by medics.
A witness told police that his partner from an Indiana logging company was bringing down the tree when it unexpectedly fell in the wrong direction and struck the man, who was said to have suffered a broken jaw but otherwise non-life threatening injuries.
The Bronson Fire Department also assisted at the scene.