PITTSBURGHTree trimmer survives chain saw blade embedded in neck

A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-workers left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding.

Valentine had emergency surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. Doctors say the saw missed major arteries and instead cut into muscle. The hospital Tuesday released an X-ray showing the saw still in the 21-year-old’s neck.

Valentine works for Adler Tree Service in Gibsonia. Owner Dominic Migliozzi calls the rescue “amazing.”

arlington, Wash.Official mudslide death toll rises to 28, with 22 identified

The official death toll from Washington state’s mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 22 of those victims have been identified.

The latest names added to the victims list are 65-year-old Thom E. Satterlee, 60-year-old Lon E. Slauson and 23-year-old Adam Farnes. Like the rest, they died of blunt force injuries suffered in the March 22 slide northeast of Seattle. Satterlee and Slauson had been on the missing list. Officials say the number of missing now stands at 20.

— From news service reports