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Woman Dies After Chainsaw Hits Artery

November 22, 1994

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) _ A woman bled to death after she accidentally fell against a chainsaw her husband was operating, authorities said.

Mindy Sue Feathers was helping her husband clear some small trees Monday at their home outside Mount Vernon when she tripped on some brush, Skagit County Coroner Frank Kendall said.

When the 29-year-old woman fell, the chainsaw struck an artery in her neck and she died from massive blood loss, Kendall said. An autopsy was planned.

″Her husband was operating it; she was out there with him,″ Kendall said. ″It was strictly an accident.″

The Skagit County sheriff’s office issued a brief statement about the death but would give no details Monday night.

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