Man injured after falling from tree with running chain saw

Cary Ashby • Apr 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM

A Fremont man went to the hospital Saturday after he fell out of a tree and a running chain saw cut the top of his right hand.

James E. Sayre, 37, was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for treatment after the Parsons Street incident. The Norwalk police and fire departments responded with North Central EMS at 10:55 a.m.

"James said he was up in a tree in the backyard operating a chain saw when he lost his footing and fell out of the tree. At some point between the time he lost his footing and the time he landed on the ground, the top of James' right hand was cut with the chain saw, which was still running," Officer Chris Kelley wrote in his report.

Fire Capt. Mike Alexander said it appeared Sayre had his hand wrapped in a towel by the time firefighters arrived.

"We didn't unwrap his hand. It didn't look that bad," said Alexander, who said the injury appeared to be superficial. "He was conscious and alert."

No information was available from Fisher-Titus about Sayre's condition Sunday.

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