Carlton was known for carving crosses into stumps after he completed tree cutting jobs.

Tallahassee contractor killed in chainsaw accident after Hurricane Dorian

Kings Grant, NC – 54-year-old George, or some reports say Chris, Carlton died after a chainsaw accident in northern New Hanover County.

Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says a homeowner hired Carlton from Tallahassee, Florida, as an individual contractor to remove Hurricane Dorian debris from a property.

Carlton was cutting trees when he was fatally wounded in chainsaw accident around 3 PM on September 7.

The homeowner says he was cutting the grass when it happened and Carlton ran towards him for help.

The homeowner says he performed CPR until EMS crews arrived, but Carlton didn’t survive. He also says Carlton had more than 30 years experience and was known for cutting crosses into the stumps he left behind.

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