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Family see dad die in chainsaw horror

A man bled to death in front of his wife and 14-year-old daughter after he accidentally cut his throat with a chainsaw, according to reports.

Police confirmed an inquest had been opened and adjourned into the death of 62-year-old Peter Conway, who died on December 23 in Brierley, South Yorkshire.

He is believed to have stumbled in his back garden while testing the saw he was going to lend to a friend. His wife, Joanne Eland, and daughter Trudy looked on in horror as he slipped on to the blade.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Conway's wife and daughter ran to help him but he could not survive his injuries, which included a severed artery in his throat.

His wife said: "Trudy's coping better than me, she's been a rock. I don't think it has really hit her."

Just two weeks before the accident the emphysema and bronchitis sufferer had left hospital.

Belfast Telegraph