Man cut by chainsaw dies in North Pole
A North Pole man was fatally injured by a chainsaw Monday evening while doing yard work near his home, according to Alaska State Troopers.
An initial call, reporting a dead man in woods off Cloverleaf Drive, came in at about 5:35 p.m. Monday according to an online dispatch. Responding troopers found the deceased, 48-year-old Robert J. Grill.
“Investigation revealed Grill was cutting trees with a chainsaw when an incident occurred,” troopers wrote. “Grill suffered a severe chainsaw cut to his neck which resulted in his death.”
Troopers closed their investigation, determining that “there is no apparent foul play.”
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email that there were no witnesses to the incident that killed Grill, who was found by family members. He had last been seen alive "a few hours prior" to the discovery of his body.
Grill’s body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy.