Demco employee rescued after tree fell & crushed his truck in St. Francisville

ST. FRANCISVILLE — A man was helped out of his work truck and transported to a hospital. It comes after a massive tree fell atop his Demco truck.

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Tree crashing on Demco truck in St. Francisville

It happened as severe storms moved through Southeast Louisiana hitting West Feliciana particularly hard, on Wednesday morning.

The Demco employee was stationed in the St. Francisville area ahead of the storm for power outages so he could access the damage and respond to it.

That’s when a huge tree fell on top of his truck. The picture shows the truck crushed beneath it, but thankfully, the Demco employee had minor injuries.

Bystanders rushed to the man’s aid, who was trapped in his truck. The tree had to be cut down before the group of men could extricate him out of the Demco truck. After he was pulled out of the truck, the men then rushed him to a hospital.

Demco officials say the man suffered minor injuries and that in itself, is a major blessing.

“We’re happy a member of our employee family is okay,” said Demco’s David Latona.

The employee’s name is not being released at this time.

At its peak of the storms, 95% of residents in West Feliciana Parish were without power. Majority of the parish has Demco for services, hence this employee was one of the team members stationed in the parish to restore power. As of 12:30 p.m. on April 10, that number is now close to 50% of the parish without power. Crews continue to work around the clock to restore power to not only West Feliciana Parish, but all residents and businesses.  

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