French man dies after accidentally cutting his neck with a chainsaw

Saint-Martial-de-Nabirat, France – 64-year-old Gilles Laporte was found hanging off a tree branch close to his home on Tuesday afternoon. According to Jean-Pierre Coudoumie, the mayor of the village, Gilles had been pruning trees for several days. He was using a chainsaw to cut into a tree trunk in front of him at the level of his face when the saw plunged into his neck. He died instantly.

Gilles was wearing a safety harness, ‘visor’, and thick gloves at the time of the accident. He was discovered by a neighbor who then called for help.

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