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Woodinville, Washington – Minor Injuries In Incident Where Tree Fell onto Home at Northeast 175th Street

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Posted on January 14, 2020

Woodinville, Washington (January 14, 2020) – A tree fell onto a residence on Northeast 175th Street on early Tuesday morning. According to the report from KIRO7, the crown of the tree broke into the bedroom, causing minor injuries to the homeowners. However, no one was reported to require hospitalization and the residents were expected to be okay. It is not yet clear if the incident will be causing the home to be unlivable.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. The trusses of the home prevented the tree from fully falling onto the structure. According to the report, the area had gotten 7 inches of snowfall recently, which caused an issue with snow weighing down trees and power lines, also causing power outages in the area.

About Crush Injuries

Accidents that involve objects falling on the victim result in what is called “crush” injuries. According to the Arrive Alive website, crush injuries can occur in any car accident, falls or a situation where a structure is collapsing. Even minor crush injuries can involve a lot of pain and discomfort – such injuries include bruising, lacerations, and sprained ankles. Major crush injuries involve parts of the body below the skin, and usually involve blunt force. Major crush injuries include head fractures, facial trauma, severe lacerations and blunt force chest-and-abdominal trauma, among others. Additionally, because of the events which lead up to crush injuries, victims will often require extrication or some kind of rescue to get them out of the dangerous situation.

While it is true accidents can happen, we urge everyone to do their part to ensure safety in their surroundings. Avoid  areas with hazards such as rockfalls and construction sites if possible, and be cautious if it is necessary. For their part, construction crews should adhere to safety guidelines and make sure that any equipment they use will not become a hazard for anyone else. Make sure that your own home is able to withstand any kind of rough weather, particularly if it’s a mobile home. Ensuring our safety can also ensure the safety of others.