UM student injured in chainsaw accident during Foresters' Ball construction


MISSOULA, Mont. - A University of Montana student was injured in a chainsaw accident Thursday morning.

According to a UM email sent to students and staff, the student was working on construction for the Foresters' Ball in the Adams Center West Auxiliary Gym.

"Really, we're talking about a great event, and something that raises money for students, but there's a little bit of danger when you're working with tools like that," said University of Montana Communications Director Peggy Kuhr.

The notification says two other students who where there are EMTs and responded to the injured student. That student was taken to a Missoula hospital.

University of Montana officials say the forestry student injured in the chainsaw accident received 40 stitches to his lower leg and had a little bit of surgery. He was expected to be released from the hospital later in the day.