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Accident: 107178.015 - Employee Incurs Laceration To Hand And Fracture To Pinky Whe

Accident: 107178.015 -- Report ID: 0152300 -- Event Date: 06/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1328388.01506/20/2018Maine Department Of Transportation
At 10:15 a.m. on June 14, 2018, an employee and coworker were working on install ing a replacement sign post for a sign. The coworker was operating a chainsaw (H usqvarna model 450X) to remove eighteen extra inches of the 4 foot by 6 foot pos t while the employee held the sign post with his feet. The employee reached in t o push the cut portion of the sign post away from the hole while the coworker wa s still cutting with the chainsaw. The employee's hand made contact with the cha insaw and the employee received a laceration to his left hand and a fracture to his left pinky finger.
Keywords: chain saw, contact, cutting, finger, fracture, hand, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1328388.015 32 M Non Hospitalized injury Highway Maintenance Worker FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.

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