CANAAN — Two men were taken to Albany Medical Center following an accident at a construction company in Canaan on Tuesday afternoon, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K said on Wednesday.

One of the men was flown by helicopter to the hospital.

Both men are employees of Tree-Mendous Aerial Adventures of Canaan, according to state police.

The unidentified men, one, 28, of Craryville, and the other, 25, of Hancock, Massachusetts, were building a wooden structure in the trees when it collapsed, Hicks said. The men fell about 40 feet to the ground.

The 28-year-old man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, according to state police. The 25-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Both men sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Hicks said.

At about 1:25 p.m., Columbia County 911 sent Chatham and Community Rescue Squads to 12913 Route 22, after receiving reports of the accident.

Paramedics stabilized both men before they were transported, according to state police.

Canaan and Red Rock fire companies set up the landing zone for the Life Net helicopter at Canaan Town Park on County Route 5.

State police are describing the accident as “non-industrial.”

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigating, Hicks said.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

All firefighters were back in service at 3:03 p.m.

Tree-Mendous designs and builds a unique variety of custom aerial attractions, tree top adventure trails, tree houses, zip-lines and canopy tours, netted attractions, suspension bridges, nature playgrounds, climbing walls, jump towers, urban installations and more, according to the company’s website.

They have designed and built attractions for well-known zoos and aquariums, summer camps, vacation and ski resorts and private property owners.

The company has been in business since 2012.

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