A man trimming a palm tree fell about 40 feet to the ground, sustaining traumatic injuries Tuesday morning, the Fresno Fire Department reported.
The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the 9400 block of North Ashurst Drive.
The trimmer, who was not identified, fell when he accidentally cut his safety line, Fire Department spokesman Pete Martinez said. He was rushed to a hospital.
The accident is under investigation.