Man survives after chainsaw lodges in neck

April 1, 2014 (ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa.)

James Valentine, 21, was struck in the neck Monday afternoon while tree-trimming in a Pittsburgh suburb. The blade cut two inches into his neck, missing all major arteries.

Emergency crews  told WTAE-TV that they struggled to remove the saw, but left the blade in Valentine's shoulder to minimize bleeding.

Valentine needed about 30 stitches to close the wound, and is expected to be released from the hospital just two days after the accident. He says he's been a tree trimmer for six years and is looking forward to getting back to work.

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