A municipal gardener managed to partially cut his throat whilst operating a chainsaw in the town of Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz).
The emergency number 112 received a call just after 11.00h Wednesday morning from a passerby who had seen the accident take place on the Avenida Ponce de León where the man was working.
The emergency centre despatched, the Guardia Civil, the Policía Local, a team from the Dispositivo de Cuidados Críticos y Urgencias (DCCU) as well as a helicopter, air ambulance belonging to the Empresa Pública de Emergencias Sanitarias (EPES).
The 46-year-old man, who was flown to the Hospital Puerta del Mar in a stable, conscious state, had been working from a cherry-picker platform, cutting fronds from palm trees along the said avenue.
(News: Arcos dela Frontera, Cadiz, Andalucia)