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Accident: 106977.015 - Employee Is Struck By Chainsaw During Kickback And Lacerates

Accident: 106977.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314358.01505/07/2018Softscapes The Art Of Landscape
At 9:00 a.m. on April 26, 2018, an employee was working approximately 25 feet up in the air and had trimmed 6 branches from a tree. The employee reached out to cut a branch with a chainsaw in one hand and reached out with his free hand to catch the branch so it would not strike the apartment roof. The employee struck his free hand with the chainsaw when it kicked back and lacerated his right wri st. The employee was hospitalized at Hoag Hospital.
Keywords: arm, chain saw, laceration, struck by, tree trimming, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314358.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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