Freak accident sees a man die after falling three metres from a tree onto a chainsaw while trimming hedges in Sydney’s leafy northern suburbs
- Paramedics rushed to a street on Sydney’s north shore just after 5pm on Tuesday
- Confronted with critically injured man in cardiac arrest with arm laceration
- Was trimming hedge with a power tool when he fell three metres from a tree
- Man aged in 50s was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital where he later died
Gruesome details have been revealed about a man’s freak death after he fell onto a chainsaw while trimming hedges on Sydney’s lower north shore.
Emergency services were called to a home on Smith Road in Artarmon just after 5pm on Tuesday following reports a man was seriously injured while trimming a hedge with a power tool.
It’s understood the man aged in his 50s fell three metres from a tree before landing on a chainsaw, causing catastrophic damage to his arm.
Paramedics found the critically injured man suffering a cardiac arrest who had lost a massive amount of blood from the severe laceration.
Emergency services were called to Smith Road (pictured) in Artarmon on Tuesday after a man was critically injured while trimming a hedge. He suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene
He was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he later died.
Four ambulance crews and the Careflight Rapid Response Rescue Helicopter team were confronted with ‘traumatic and chaotic scenes’.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Carolyn Parish praised the paramedics who worked hard to stabilise the man after he had lost a ‘large amount’ of blood.
‘The patient had been using a power tool whilst hedging prior to the medical emergency,’ Inspector Parish said.
‘Paramedic crews did an amazing job in an understandably traumatic and chaotic scene.’
The man aged in his 50s was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital (pictured), where he died