Homeowner dies from chain-saw cut

A man died May 22, 2021, in Mystic, Connecticut, after cutting himself with a chain saw while cutting trees on his property.

Alan McConnell, 63, of New London, Conn., suffered a laceration to his left leg as he was cutting tree limbs in the yard. Neighbors found him unresponsive and performed CPR until first responders arrived. He was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to an article in The Day and a Connecticut Post report.

This incident was brought to our attention by Jim Morrow, an arborist based in Storrs, Conn.

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