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Man killed by chainsaw while cutting tree

By Faeza
28 October 2016

- A man was killed by a chainsaw while working on a plantation off the R71 outside Tzaneen on Wednesday, paramedics have confirmed.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics found the man surrounded by his colleagues under a tree this afternoon.

The victim is understood to have been cutting a tree using a chainsaw when it appeared to have slipped, cutting his neck and chest.

"Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his multiple, fatal injuries. Nothing more could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene."Authorities are investigating.

Source: News24