Tampa Man, Using Chainsaw, Dies in Accident
He was cutting branches in a tree at a neighboring home.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A man died Monday (Sept. 11) when a chainsaw he was using kicked up and cut him, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Wilfredo Hernandez, 55, of Tampa, died at the scene.
Paramedics were called to Town N Country Boulvard about 5:41 p.m. because of an accidental injury. Mr. Hernandez, who lived nearby, was using a chainsaw in a tree, dropping branches he was cutting. Deputies said a branch became entangled with the chainsaw, which kicked up and cut Mr. Hernandez in his carotid artery.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue used a harness to lower him from the tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
For information about the Hillsborough sheriff, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.
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