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Pennsylvania Tree Trimmer Survives Chainsaw Blade Lodged In Neck

| by Emily Smith

Pennsylvania man James Valentine was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital after a chainsaw blade was embedded in his neck on Monday afternoon.

Valentine, a professional tree trimmer, was trimming a tree in Ross Township when the accident happened. His coworkers quickly helped him down from the tree and made sure the blade remained in place to prevent profuse bleeding.

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A doctor arrived on the scene to stabilize Valentine, who was then helped into an ambulance.

The 21-year-old was then taken to Allegheny General Hospital where an x-ray was taken of his neck; the x-ray showed that the blade had missed major arteries and had only cut through muscle.

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Adler Tree Service owner and Valentine’s employer Dominic Migliozzi called the rescue “amazing”.

Valentine has since been released from surgery.

Sources: NY Daily News, ABC News