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A man injured yesterday while working with a tree removal company in Parkville remains in critical condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

The incident occurred at 11:34 a.m. Thursday in the 10000 block of Harford Rd., 21234 and was dispatched as a long fall. Preliminary reports said the man fell from a tree into or onto a wood chipper and suffered a life-threatening injury.

Subsequent information from EMS providers at the scene shows that the patient was critically injured when he became entangled in a rope that pulled taut. He was on the ground when the incident occurred. The rope became caught in the chipper, pulling him against against the chipper; but he was not injured by the blade of the chipper. The injury was caused by the tightness of the rope.

BCoFD EMS personnel provided immediate critical care. The patient was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Shock Trauma.

Update, November 14, 12:30 p.m.:

A second victim in this house fire died last night of injuries sustained in the fire. Russell Shipley, 71, died at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

He was the husband of Susan Jeanne Fox Shipley, 67, who died the morning of the November 9 fire. Both lived at the home where the fire occurred.

BCoPD fire investigators have determined that smoking materials accidentally started this fire. Nationwide, smoking materials have been the leading cause of home fire deaths for decades.

Update, 2:30 p.m.:

BCoPD and BCoFD confirm that one of the victims in this morning's fire in Lansdowne has died. She has been identified as Susan Jeanne Fox Shipley, 67; she was a resident of the home where the fire occurred.

The other victim, Shipley's 71-year-old husband, was transported by medic crews to St. Agnes Hospital and then to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.

The investigation by BCoPD fire investigators is ongoing.

Original release:

Two people, a man and a woman, were critically injured in a one-alarm house fire in Lansdowne this morning.

Fire crews were dispatched at 7:49 a.m. to the 3200 block of Ryerson Circle, 21227, where first responders saw smoke showing from a bedroom window. Unsure if victims were trapped, commanders called for a rescue box and forced entry into the home.

Firefighters physically removed the two victims from the home; both were unconscious and in critical condition. No one else was in the home.

An investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is ongoing. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Seventeen fire and EMS units responded to this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017