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Man falls from ladder while cutting tree branches

A 45-year-old man was listed in fair condition in Erie County Medical Center today, one day after he fell about 25 feet from a ladder while cutting tree branches at an Amherst home, authorities said.

Getzville firefighters and Amherst police responded shortly before 12:30 p.m. Sunday to treat Timothy Hamilton at the Countryside Lane home.

“He fell off the ladder, landing partially on the ground and partially on the wooden deck,” Amherst Assistant Police Chief Charles Cohen said.

Hamilton suffered possible broken ribs in the mishap, while his 14-year-old daughter was taken to Women & Children’s Hospital after being struck in the face with a falling tree branch, according to police reports.