Shelby County man dies after being severely injured by chainsaw

Shelby County, OH – 41-year-old Craig Freisthler died after being severely injured by a chainsaw while chopping wood.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Freisthler was alone cutting wood with a chainsaw in the woods north of his home on Sunday. The initial investigation revealed that the chainsaw jumped, injuring his neck and face.

He rode an ATV home to get himself help. 

Freisthler was treated at the scene taken to Wilson Health. A mobile intensive care unit then transported him to Miami Valley Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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