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Accident: 99510.015 - Worker Clearing Debris Is Cut By Coworker'S Chainsaw

Accident: 99510.015 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 08/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254929.01508/15/2017Valentine Construction Company, Inc.

At 10:00 a.m. on August 9, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a cons truction company, were engaged in site clean-up, clearing brush and trees. Cowo rker #1 was operating a Stihl MS460 chainsaw. Employee #1 walked up behind Cowo rker #1. Employee #1 sustained a laceration to his arm when Coworker #1, unawar e of Employee #1 behind him, lifted the saw. Emergency services were called, an d Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and received tre atment for the laceration to his lower arm. The laceration required 29 stitches .

Keywords: arm, chain saw, cleaning, construction, laceration, maintenance, struck by, tree

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254929.015 60 M Non Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades

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