published Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Man accidentally cuts friend with chainsaw

A man was severely cut by a chainsaw today while helping a friend clear damage from last week’s storms, officials said.

Jona Daniel was helping a friend clear trees from his property at 3724 Mark Twain Circle and was holding the ladder while his friend cut up the tree with a chainsaw, said Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

A heavy limb fell from the tree and Daniel’s friend jumped off the ladder to avoid being hit. As he did, the running chainsaw hit Daniel, cutting him severely, Weary said.

Emergency responders found Daniel conscious but bleeding heavily from lacerations to the side and back of his head and wrist.

Weary said emergency personnel were able to get to Daniel quickly enough to bandage his cuts and transport him to a local hospital for treatment.

Because the incident is considered accidental, no charges will be filed, Weary said. Witnesses told responders that the tree limb could have critically injured both men.

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discovery said...

Looks like another contender for the Darwin awards

May 2, 2011 at 4:56 p.m.
Humphrey said...

and it looks like another contender for the internet jerk awards

May 2, 2011 at 5:43 p.m.
thatguy1 said...

^^^ What he said...

May 2, 2011 at 7:21 p.m.
discovery said...

Sorry to sound insensitive but when one person stands under a ladder and another person stands on that ladder while operating a chainsaw, the result is dangerous and reckless. Unless the work done on the tree was to save another's life or prevent another's injury, there's not really a good reason to standing directly under a fully operational chainsaw.

May 2, 2011 at 8:28 p.m.
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