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Accident: 201621216 - Employee Sustains Laceration By Chain Saw

Accident: 201621216 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 11/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30531589711/15/20020783Nancy C Murray
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30531608511/21/20027363Labor Ready Northwest Inc

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 8, 2002, Employee #1 was working for Busy Beaver Tree Service and Stump Removal. Employee #1 was approximately 15 to 20 ft up a white oak tree, cutting a limb. His right climbing spur slipped, causing him to lose control of the chain saw. The saw being operated at shoulder height was dropped on Employee #1's right leg above the knee causing a severe laceration. Employee #1 was hospitalized. He was not wearing any type of leg protection at the time of the accident.

Keywords: protective clothing, saw, laceration, leg, chain saw, tree, lost control

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305315897 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 305316085 Occupation not reported

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