Bland County man airlifted from remote Tazewell logging siteI remember being up in a tree once a number of years ago trimming branches with a chainsaw. When I cut through one rather large limb and it gave way, the saw lurched downward and ended up cutting into my jeans just above the knee before I was able to draw it back.
By Charles Owens, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
SPRINGVILLE, Va. — A Bland County man was airlifted Friday from the scene of a logging accident in Tazewell County with multiple injuries, officials said.
The accident was reported at a logging operation in Wright’s Valley, near Springville, Tommy Carroll, administrator of the Bluefield, Va. Rescue Squad, said.
Carroll said a 33-year-old man was airlifted from the scene of the accident by Med-Flight to Bristol Regional Medical Center with multiple fractures to his lower left leg.
“The subject was up in the mountain,” Carroll said. “There was no road leading to it. They were up there doing some logging on Wright’s Mountain Road near Springville. They were cutting trees. It was a pretty big tree. It looked like it kicked back on him. He wasn’t trapped under anything, it was just where it hit him. He had a crew with him. As soon as it happened, they called 911.” (link)
That'll give you a whole new outlook on chainsaw safety - and grow you a few points of IQ at the same time.
The name of the injured logger has not yet been released.