A man, believed to be in his 40s, sustained serious injuries after a tree fell on top of him at a home in Gordons View in Benoni this morning.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 10H30, they found the man lying on the ground.
Paramedics stabilised him on the scene before transporting him to hospital for further medical care.
It is believed that the man was cutting down a tree when the crane supporting it allegedly failed, and the tree then fell on top of the man.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics.