Tree Cutting Accident in Hartford

Friday, Jun 14, 2013  |  Updated 4:14 PM EDT
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Tree Cutting Accident in Hartford

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A tree worker cut his arm while cutting a tree in Hartford.

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A tree cutter is in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital after cutting his arm with a chainsaw in Hartford on Friday.

A man, identified as being in his 50s, was 50-feet in the air, trimming branches on Edgewood Street when his shirt became caught in the chainsaw and cut his arm, according to fire officials and a witness.

He was unconscious when crews arrived and they had to cut him down from his safety harness.

“He had all his safety gear on. That’s the only thing that saved him, because when he became unconscious, he would have fallen out of the tree,” said Jan Dixson-Hicks, who witnessed the accident.

The tree cutter's name has not been released.

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