U.S. man hospitalized after chainsaw gets stuck in his neck
This photo provided by Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Health Network shows an X-ray of a chainsaw blade embedded in the neck of a patient on Monday, March 31, 2014. (Provided/Allegheny Health Network)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:13PM EDT
PITTSBURGH -- A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital this week with a chainsaw blade embedded in his neck.
James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township, just outside of Pittsburgh, on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw.
Another worker helped him down, and his 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.
The hospital released an X-ray Tuesday showing the saw still in the 21-year-old's neck.
Valentine works for Adler Tree Service, and owner Dominic Migliozzi called the rescue "amazing."