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Accident: 108459.015 - Employee Operating Chain Saw Cuts Finger

Accident: 108459.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340503.01508/21/2018Dun-Rite Excavating, Inc.

At 12:30 p.m. on July 30, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an excavation company, was performing site clearing in preparation for the construction of a new commer cial building. He was operating a chain saw to clear brush when he lost balance . The chain saw struck his left hand and lacerated the left index finger. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for tendon damage to the finger and then discharged without hospitalization.

Keywords: chain saw, construction, equipment operator, finger, hand, laceration, lost balance, struck by, tendon
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1340503.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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