Tree Falls Outside Frary Dining Hall, Injures Four

A large tree on the northeast side of Frary Dining Hall fell at about 6:20 p.m. on Monday, April 14, landing in the backyard of the Clark I faculty residence and the outdoor dining area. At least two students who had been eating outside were injured. Students, staff, and resident advisers were present to provide first aid while campus security and an ambulance were called. Campus security officers arrived within five minutes of the incident, and an ambulance arrived at the scene shortly thereafter.

Update 8:30 p.m.: According to a tweet from Pomona College Dean of Students Miriam Feldblum, four students were injured by the tree's fall and two were taken to the hospital.

Update 8:51 p.m.: The two injured students who were not taken to the hospital suffered minor injuries—scratches and abrasions—and were treated at the scene. Tree crews were called and set to arrive at 8 a.m., April 15, to remove the tree, according to an email to TSL from Feldblum.

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