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Tree Worker Recovering After 35-Foot Fall

After more than two full weeks in critical condition, the 19-year-old Burlington man has pulled into satisfactory condition.

After more than two full weeks in critical condition, the has pulled into satisfactory condition, according to a spokesperson at Froedtert Hospital.

The worker, Burlington resident Bryan Brintnall, works for his dad's company, T&T Tree Service, which was to remove 200 ash trees in the village.

On July 6, Brintnall fell 35 to 40 feet from a tree-trimming bucket truck in the 5600 block of Shore Drive. Flight For Life landed at shortly afterward and transported him to Froedtert Hospital for critical head injuries.

According to the Whitefish Bay police report, Brintnall cut down a limb that swung around and landed in his lift bucket. He tried to push the limb off of the bucket, but then fell forward out of the bucket and landed on his back. His helmet flew off and he hit his head on the roadway.

Investigators believe his safety harness was not secured to the boom, according to a report by a Fox Point police investigator.

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