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Giant tree splits on Capitol Hill, falling onto man

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Giant tree splits on Capitol Hill, falling onto a man Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017. (WJLA)

WASHINGTON - A large tree cracked Tuesday morning, falling on top of a man walking nearby the Rayburn building on Capitol Hill.

The tree fell at Independence Ave. and First Streets.

Emergency crews extracted the man from under the tree before he was transported to a local hospital.

Crews on scene report hearing a "loud cracking noise" following the accident.

A front-end loader was used along with chain saws to clear the debris.



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