Tree Trimmer Taken To Hospital With Chain Saw In Neck

PITTSBURGH (April 1, 2014) Tree trimmer James Valentine, 21, was recovering Tuesday after he was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

Valentine was in a tree Monday afternoon in Ross Township, Pa., when the saw struck him in the neck.

Another worker helped him to the ground where co-workers left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding.

Valentine had emergency surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.

Doctors say the saw missed major arteries and, instead, cut into muscle.

Allegheny General Hospital released an X-ray Tuesday that showed the saw still in Valentine’s neck.

Valentine works for Adler Tree Service in Gibsonia, whose owner, Dominic Migliozzi, calls the rescue "amazing."


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