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Chainsaw mishap is fatal to man

A Little Colley man died Tuesday from injuries sustained from a logging accident.

Charles ‘Tiger’ Yeary III, 39, was cutting limbs from a fallen tree in the Harrison Branch community of Little Colley when the chainsaw kicked back and hit the left side of his neck, Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker said.

Yeary was pronounced dead at the scene by Baker at 4:25 p.m. on July 16.

Prior to the accident, Yeary had used a dozer to drag the fallen tree to a clearing to trim the branches off of the tree, Baker said.

Letcher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements, which were not final at presstime.

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