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Man dies after losing control of a chainsaw while on a ladder trimming tree branches in Melbourne

Tragedy as man, 49, dies after losing control of a chainsaw while on a ladder trimming tree branches

  • A 49-year-old man has died in Melbourne’s inner north after gardening accident
  • The man lost control of a chainsaw while on a ladder trimming tree branches
  • He suffered serious lacerations to his body and died in hospital on Friday 
  • WorkSafe confirmed it would be investigating the circumstances of the death 


A man has died in hospital after losing control of a chainsaw while gardening at a property in Melbourne’s inner north.

The 49-year-old gardener suffered serious lacerations to his arm and upper body when he lost his grip on the chainsaw while on a ladder trimming tree branches at the Footscray property on Thursday morning.

The man later died in hospital and WorkSafe is investigating his death, it confirmed on Friday.

A 49-year-old man has died in hospital on Friday after suffering serious lacerations from a chainsaw gardening accident at a property in Footscray, Melbourne

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