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A Pennsylvania tree trimmer cut it close on Monday when his chainsaw slipped and became lodged in his neck, just a quarter inch from his carotid artery. James Valentine was trimming a tree in Ross Township, Pa. when the chainsaw “kicked back,” said Valentine’s sister Becca to CNN. A coworker helped him down and left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding. Valentine underwent emergency surgery at Allegheny General Hospital and is recovering in stable condition.