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Accident: 125741.015 - Employee Lacerates Upper Arm When Struck By Chainsaw

Accident: 125741.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1461548.01502/07/2020Hyun Kim Landscape
At 9:00 a.m. on January 9, 2020, an employee was using a chainsaw to trim a tree . The employee was using only one hand to hold the chainsaw to cut a branch when the tip of the chainsaw hit another small branch and kicked back striking his l eft upper arm. The employee lacerated his left upper arm/bicep area and was hosp italized for two days to undergo surgeries.
Keywords: arm, chain saw, cutting, ground crew worker, hand tool, injury illness prevention program, kick back, laceration, landscaper, landscaping, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, struck by, training, tre
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1461548.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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