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Man accidentally killed by chainsaw while helping clean up Irma debris in Florida

Posted at 9:47 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 07:16:36-04

A man was accidentally killed by a chainsaw Monday while helping a neighbor cut tree branches during Hurricane Irma cleanup.

Authorities say a branch became entangled with the chainsaw. It kicked up and cut Wilfredo Hernandez's throat.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded and used a harness to lower him from the tree, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The map below shows where the incident happened.