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Accident: 14248066 - Struck By Chain Saw Blade Which Had Kicked Back

Accident: 14248066 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 11/30/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
82773312/07/19842411Wright Logging Co
DECEASED WAS FELLING TREES. HIS CHAIN SAW KICKED BACK AND SEVERED HIS CAROTID ARTERY. VICTIM TRIED TO GO FOR HELP BUT COLLASPED AFTER TRAVELING ABOUT 120 FEET FROM AREA WHERE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. HE WAS FOUND BY HIS FATHER AND PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE ABOUT AN HOUR LATER BY THE CORONER.
Keywords: kick back, tree felling, chain saw, tree, artery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 827733 Fatality Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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