Chainsaw partially severs tree trimmer's arm
A mishap with a chainsaw almost cost a tree trimmer his arm Tuesday morning in Soundview.
After driving almost 2 miles to White Plains Road and Bruckner Boulevard looking for help, the injured man and his co-workers got the attention of police officers Thomas Natoli and Amauris Rodriguez, from the NYPD's 43rd Precinct.
The officers made a tourniquet while emergency services were en route.
The victim's shirt indicated that he works for a private tree-trimming company, but News 12 was unable to contact the employer.
EMS says the man was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi. While the chainsaw did not go through the bone, police say he did suffer some nerve damage.