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Accident: 97864.015 - Employee Lacerates Forearm When Struck By Chain Saw

Accident: 97864.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 06/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240800.01506/19/2017Johnson'S Tree & Landscape Inc.

At 11:15 a.m. on June 19, 2017, an employee was working from a bucket truck 63 f eet in the air utilizing a Husqvarna T540 XP chain saw to remove a tree limb. T he employee was struck in the left forearm by the chainsaw blade when it kicked back as the employee tried to free the fallen limb from the tree that it was stu ck in. The employee sustained a severe laceration to the lower left arm. The em ployee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.

Keywords: blade, chain saw, forearm, kick back, laceration, portable power tool, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1240800.015 34 M Hospitalized injury

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