I live in a nice quite area in the middle of nowhere. Last night as I'm returning home the blue lights are flashing in my neighbors drive and I hear more sirens on the way (adrenaline starts flowing only three homes on our street). My wife is walking toward their house and I jump out and join her. As we approach, my neighbors wife is hysterical claiming her husband is dead behind the house and something about a chainsaw! I'm freaking out at this point thinking OMG now what, the million things that run through your mind all at once or is it called reality! 1 local cop and 4 Sheriff deputy's were in the bottom as I started down one of them was on the way up and I asked about the situation his reply to the "is he alive" comment I made was "I'm no doctor but he was talking" I had to laugh at this point kind of a smart ass comment to break up the tension. He also said "there is a lot of blood" this ended up being an understatement! I'm going to fast forward past the drama My other neighbor and I cleaned up more blood than I have ever seen, I'm talking a huge deep pile that made us wonder what was left in him. We noticed an old Craftsman chainsaw on the floor and a tad bit of blood on it BTW we also found out it was a wrist injury I looked online last night about this type of injury and did find wrist guards but have to wonder if they were designed for older saws without the kickback safety features?? BTW my neighbor is alive and recovering in the Hospital as I type this! But remember we first thought he was dead! So the point of this post PLEASE consider this as yet another safety issue. Please feel free to comment on wrist guards and if they are even necessary with newer saws I purposely kept this off the chaps thread to share my first hand witnessing of the carnage our saws are capable of and bring up the wrist guard question. I do not own the right safety equipment thinking I don't cut enough to bother. Before I start the saw back up I will be buying safety equipment, yes it could happen to anyone! One other thing I'm not too sure it's a great idea using the saw alone or without anyone home to help. From what I understand he laid down there long enough for hypothermia to set in as of now they think it might of kept him alive. I will update this thread as more info comes available. Off topic: last night I had to ask my wife if she would leave me for dead like that? Kind of shows how some handle situations under stress different than others!