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Accident: 14211247 - Employee Suffers Kickback In Face From Chain Saw

Accident: 14211247 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484319705/29/19840783Asplundh Tree Expert Co

An employee of Asplundh Tree Expert Company was using a Homelite Super XL Chain Saw to trim limbs from the top of a felled Elm tree, in preparation for them to be hauled away. As he was cutting through a limb that had some spring in it because it was underneath the top of the Elm, the saw kicked back, hitting him in the face. The saw cut the tip of his nose, both lips, pulled out one tooth, and shattered another tooth. The employee was hospitalized for treatment of cuts and lacerations.

Keywords: kick back, chain saw, laceration, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14843197 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Pharmacists

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