Tree surgeon almost cut his own head off


A Romanian tree surgeon who almost decapitated himself when a chainsaw ‘kick-backed’ into his throat died accidentally, a coroner has ruled. Grigore Bulbuc, from Beckenham, south London, was pruning the large tree in a private back garden in Bermondsey on 15 February this year. At around 11am, the top-handled chainsaw he was working with threw back and severed an artery and left jugular vein in his neck. Chainsaw kickback occurs when the tool catches on the wood and can violently…

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