Florida Keys

Worker cuts face and eye with a chainsaw, suffering gruesome wounds at Keys home

A man suffered serious wounds to his face, including to at least one eye, after cutting himself with a chainsaw Friday afternoon in the Florida Keys.

The 25-year-old man, who has not been identified, was doing some kind of work around 2:30 p.m. at a house on Harbor Drive in the Upper Keys community of Tavernier when the accident happened, Adam Linhardt, spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, said.

He was taken by helicopter air ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Before joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.