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Man seriously injured in South Hill tree trimming accident

While the man was trimming the tree, his chainsaw kicked back and he suffered significant injuries.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Fire Department rescued a man from a tree on the South Hill after his chainsaw kicked back while doing some trimming work .

According to Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer, the man is a commercial tree trimmer and was working on a 100-foot tree near the intersection of East Rockwood Boulevard and South Helena Court.

While the man was trimming the tree, his chainsaw kicked back and he suffered significant injuries, according to Schaeffer.

He said the man was going in and out of consciousness and was unable to get down from the tree himself. 

Crews were able to get the man out of the tree and was transported to a local trauma center, Schaeffer said. He said the man's condition is serious.