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Accident: 104367.015 - Employee Is Killed While Using Chain Saw

Accident: 104367.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 04/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305881.01504/02/2018Forestry Solutions, Inc
At 10:30 a.m. on April 2, 2018, an employee was using a Stihl (model number: MS4 61) gas powered chainsaw with a 24 inch bar. During work, the employee lost cont rol of the chainsaw and the blade came into contact with his neck. As a result, the employees neck was severely lacerated and he was killed. There were no witn esses to the incident, as the nearest coworker was 200 feet away from the employ ee with heavy forest vegetation between them. The incident investigation reporte d that the employee was wearing all the required PPE for the job.
Keywords: chain saw, laceration, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305881.015 29 M Fatality Forestry workers, except logging

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