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Accident: 14237648 - Employee Killed When Cut By Chain Saw

Accident: 14237648 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
161688707/13/19842411Paul Neal Logging Contractor Co
Employee #1 was attempting to fell one tree onto another to dislodge it from a third tree. Apparently, the tree he was felling started to kick back and as he escaped his chain saw struck his head. He sustained a fatal cut. Employee #1 had been hospitalized on July 9 and 10, 1984, for possible heat prostration and dizziness. He may have become dizzy and fallen on his saw.
Keywords: kick back, head, tree felling, chain saw, laceration, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1616887 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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