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GoFundMe page set for Solarus worker injured during Saturday’s storm clean up

WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) — News 9 learned amidst the storm clean up this weekend a worker from Solarus is in critical condition after a tree hit him.

According to a GoFundMe page, Brian Ortner was clearing off debris from a telephone line in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday when a tree limb swung and hit him.

His wife said the father of two underwent intensive surgery Monday morning for his severed spinal cord.

Currently, he has no feeling from his chest down.

The surgery could take up to 12 hours.


Victoria Saha

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