KZN man hurt in chainsaw accident

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Newcastle - A man was seriously injured on Thursday when a chainsaw fell on his leg while he was chopping down a tree in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said.

When paramedics arrived on the scene they discovered the 27-year-old man's leg was fractured, ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said.

“The patient's bleeding was managed and he was transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical care,” Majija said.


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