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Accident: 114581.015 - Employee Cutting Tree With Chainsaw Cuts Leg

Accident: 114581.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 10/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358633.01511/07/2018Portney Environmental And Demolition, Inc.
At 12:34 p.m. on October 26, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was using a chain saw to cut down a small palm tree at a residential propert y. The employee was squatting low to the ground and operating the chain saw whe n he inadvertently cut into his left thigh. The employee was transported to the hospital for treatment of the laceration and then released without hospitalizat ion.
Keywords: blade, chain saw, contact, cutting, demolition, equipment operator, laceration, leg, residential construction, struck by, thigh, tree felling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition   6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1358633.015 65 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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