Vale of Glamorgan recycling crew help Wenvoe chainsaw man
2:10pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
A COUNCIL recycling crew helped a man who fell from a tree while using a chainsaw.
Food waste collectors - driver Nick Kaye and loaders Mark Adams and Anthony Wakefield, stopped their vehicle and dashed to assist the man, who had landed by a ditch near some barbed wire.
The team had finished their collections in Wenvoe on Monday, February 11 and were driving along Port Road when they saw the man, still holding the chainsaw, fall to the ground.
Nick said: "We went into autopilot, using our first aid training and trying to keep as calm as possible.
"Anthony slowly removed and turned off the chainsaw that had landed precariously close to the gentleman's leg. Mark had run for the first aid kit in our vehicle, we rang 999 and then dressed the cut on his cheek."
A Wales Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed they had been called at around 1.35pm to an incident in Wenvoe where a male in his sixties had apparently fallen from a tree.
He said that the man refused treatment and was not taken to hospital