Fatal Chainsaw Accident Near Trinidad

Fatal accidentPress release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department:

On April 2, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a rural property near Trinidad for the report of an industrial accident.

According to witnesses on scene, a 29-year-old male was clearing brush on the property using a chainsaw when the tool kicked back at him. The victim sustained fatal injuries.
Cal/OSHA and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating this incident.

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