Local Volunteer Fireman Badly Injured in Liberty County, TARKINGTON, February 26, 2014 - At approximately 8:30 am on February 26, 2014, a worker for Sam Houston Electric Cooperative was on the job cutting down a tree. As the tree was coming down, it was reportedly re-directed by a power line (changing the tree's course). As the tree was falling, it caught the power line. SHECO worker Yancy Williams, of Livingston tried to move out of the area of danger, but didn't make it in time and a large branch from the tree landed on Williams. Emergency personnel called for a medical air lift, but due to weather conditions there could not be an air lift. Williams was transported by ambulance to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. Among other injuries, Williams reportedly suffered a large laceration to the head, and spinal injuries. According to sources, the spinal injuries are not causing paralysis or numbing. Williams is reportedly in stable condition at this time. In addition to working for SHECO, Yancy Williams is also a volunteer fireman for Livingston Fire Department and a combat veteran of Iraq.
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