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Accident: 14477608 - Employee Bleeds To Death From Chain Saw Laceration

Accident: 14477608 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 10/17/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
94417310/18/19842411Great Northern Paper A Company Of Great Northern N

Employee #1 was felling a 17 in. diameter spruce tree with a chain saw. He made an undercut and then began the felling cut 1 to 2 in. below the undercut. The tree fell where intended, but the chain saw struck his upper left leg near the groin. He moved 7 ft away from the tree, dropped a work glove, moved 23 ft, and fell to the ground. A few minutes later, the skidder operator returned from the yard and found Employee #1, who had bled to death.

Keywords: tree felling, loss of blood, chain saw, laceration, struck by, logging, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 944173 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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