Man killed in apparent chainsaw accident


One man is dead after an apparent chainsaw accident in Josephine CountySaturday afternoon.

According to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Leo Freedman was harvesting wood with a chainsaw in a remove area near the 2400 block of Old Highway 99.

Somehow, the tool apparently struck Freedman in the head, causing serious injury.

Freedman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because of the rural area, the Josephine County Search and Rescue Team and volunteers used a rope recovery to extricate his body from the ravine.

Freedman's exact cause of death will be determined by the county's medical examiner's office.

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