Atlantic Police Chief injured during tree trimming accident


March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green was transported to a hospital in Des Moines, Sunday, after he fell off of a ladder while trimming a tree.

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green (photo from the City's website)

His family says the 53-year old Green suffered from a broken shoulder blade, fractured shoulder and collar bone, two broken ribs, and bruises to his face. Police Lt. Dave Erickson said Green was on a ladder at his home cutting a branch off of a tree. Green was about 15-to 18- feet off the ground when the branch hit the ladder, which caused the Chief to fall to the ground, where he hit his shoulder and head. The accident happened at around 1:45-p.m. Green was flown to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, where he is recovering from his injuries.

Erickson says Green is expected to be released from the hospital in “a couple of days.”