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Accident: 200610798 - Employee Killed When Chain Saw Lacerates Neck

Accident: 200610798 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30254040610/05/20000783Hansen Tree Service

On October 5, 2000, Employee #1, the company owner, and a coworker were removing six dead oak trees from a property. Employee #1 was the climber and his coworker was the ground person. They had removed the limbs and topped five of the six trees. Employee #1 was working in the sixth tree, which was approximately 40 ft tall, when the coworker looked up and saw him hanging upside-down. He called 911, and the local police and fire departments responded. Somehow, Employee #1's chain saw had come in contact with his neck, resulting in deep lacerations. He was killed.

Keywords: portable power tool, tree felling, chain saw, struck against, laceration, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302540406 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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