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So This Is What It Looks Like When You Get A Chainsaw Stuck In Your Neck

Here's an x-ray of a guy from Pennsylvania that nearly decapitated himself in a tree-trimming accident, but amazingly survived.

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Doctors and paramedics say that if the chainsaw had gone just in inch or two in either direction, it might have been a very different outcome. “In his case, blessedly, he missed every important structure,” said Valentine's surgeon, Dr. Christine Toevs.

"Could've been a lot worse, definitely," said a recovering Valentine. "Somebody was looking over me for sure."

James Valentine survives chainsaw in neck #wpxi

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James Valentine survives chainsaw in neck #wpxi

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