US tree trimmer goes to hospital with saw in neck

Written by Associated Press | Pittsburg | Updated: Apr 2 2014, 23:56pm hrs
A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

James Valentine was in a tree on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the chain 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. Doctors say the saw missed major arteries and, instead, cut into muscle. A hospital released an X-ray Tuesday showing the saw still in the 21-year-old's neck.

Valentine works for a tree removal service. Its owner, Dominic Migliozzi, calls the rescue ''amazing.''