Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14443485 - Employee'S Leg Amputated By Chain Saw
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|15244957||03/20/1985||2411||0||R S Brown Logging|
Abstract: Employee #1 was limbing a large oak tree. He was standing among the top branches between two forks of the tree in an area that he had previously cleared. He was cutting a 3 to 4 in. diameter limb from the bottom up. When the cut was nearly complete, the limb broke and the tree began to turn toward him. He tried to push the chain's brake to stop the blade but a small branch was against it and it would not move forward. The saw kept running, amputating Employee #1's leg above the knee.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||15244957||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Timber cutting and logging occupations|