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Accident: 94393.015 - Employee Injures Leg When Chainsaw Strikes Leg

Accident: 94393.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1221730.01503/20/2017Department Of Natural Resources

At 11:15 a.m. on February 7, 2017, an employee was using a chainsaw to cut a tre e and stump. After cutting the tree down and beginning to make cuts to its stump , which was low to the ground, the chainsaw kicked back and struck one of the em ployee's legs. He sustained a deep cut to his leg, resulting in damage to a tend on, the surrounding muscles, and bone. The employee was hospitalized and receive d treatment for his injuries.

Keywords: chain saw, kick back, leg, struck by, tendon, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1221730.015 35 M Hospitalized injury

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