Wife killed as chainsaw husband fell



Ever had one of those days?

A woman was killed after her husband fell from a ladder as he pruned some garden trees and his chainsaw struck her on the neck.

Pauline Pudney, 57, who watched her husband, Roland, cut branches with the electric chainsaw in the back garden of their home in Eltham, south-east London, died instantly.

Mr Pudney, 56, lost his footing on the ladder on Monday afternoon and, as he fell, the chainsaw's teeth dug into his wife's neck, severing arteries.

Neighbours heard Mr Pudney scream out: "Somebody help. Call an ambulance. She's not breathing. She's not breathing."

Later, Mr Pudney had to be taken to hospital to be treated for deep shock. He remained there until yesterday.


"We are treating this as a tragic accident," a Scotland Yard spokesman said. "The wife was not decapitated."

Mrs Pudney worked as a neighbourhood housing officer with Lewisham council.


Mighty_Blighty said:
Anyone got a chainsaw and dodgy ladder i can borrow.
And something that needs pruning come to think of it :roll:
Never thought i'd say it but wannna borrow me missus? :lol:

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