UPDATE: The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a chainsaw accident Monday as 29-year-old Edgardo Tirado-Rangel. No further information has been released.
Officials are investigating a chainsaw accident near Trinidad earlier today that left a 29-year-old man dead.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports that, according to a witness on scene, the man was clearing brush on a property at about 10:30 a.m. when his chainsaw “kicked back” at him, causing fatal injuries.
The man's identity has not yet been made public.
The incident is being investigated by the coroner’s office and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. See the full press release copied below.
Date: 4/2/2018 Prepared by: S. Karges Case Number: 201801581 Subject: Industrial accident death On April 2, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a rural property near Trinidad for the report of an industrial accident. According to witnesses on scene, a 29-year-old male was clearing brush on the property using a chainsaw when the tool kicked back at him. The victim sustained fatal injuries. Cal/OSHA and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating this incident.