Man accidentally killed by chainsaw while helping clean up Irma debris

Posted: 9:47 PM, Sep 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-12 23:46:06Z

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

It happened at 5115 Town N Country Blvd.

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

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