Mich. man kills wife with chain saw in accident OTSEGO, Mich. Michigan authorities say a man working in his yard accidentally killed his wife with a chain saw. The Otsego (aht-SEE'-go) couple were trying to cut a tree Sunday when the man hit his wife in the neck with the chain saw. She died at the scene of the accident, about 35 miles south of Grand Rapids. Sheriff's Deputy David Labonde lives nearby. He tells WOOD-TV he heard a cry for help and did what he could to help. Mich. man kills wife with chain saw in accident i know people have chainsaw accidents all the times...normallly cutting their legs or something like that...or worse dying in a kick back or a tree falling wrong...but this...just doesnt sound right...in what job do you have another person close enough for the kick back to go into her neck...i know all you have to hit if the main juglar...but i work with peevees....etc...i dont run a saw....a knot would cause kick back but do fools rush in where wise men go carefully? now if he is not claiming a kick back then he simply cut her head off.....even a kick back going to the side....how close do you let your helpers stand when using chainsaws?