A tree trimmer was seriously injured in Falmouth, Massachusetts, after slashing himself with a chainsaw. Police say the 46-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident.

According to reports, the worker was cutting trees at a condominium complex when the chainsaw he was operating caught his clothing and slashed the upper portion of his leg. “The victim was immediately treated with first aid, which included a tourniquet, from the first officer that arrived on the scene," said Lieutenant Douglas DeCosta.

After being examined by medics, the man was airlifted to a hospital, due to the severity of his injuries.