A man has been killed in a chainsaw incident in Augusta County.
The incident happened on Friday afternoon.
Paramedics arrived at the scene at about 2pm but were unable to revive the man. He was declared dead at the scene.
The man was using the chainsaw at a farm, 35km southwest of Harrisonburg, when the incident happened. Details regarding the incident remain scarce.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 36,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries from using chainsaws each year.
To minimize the risk of injury, a chainsaw should be operated, adjusted, and maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions provided in the manual accompanying the chainsaw.