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Accident: 170000228 - Timber Faller Cut By Chain Saw During Fall

Accident: 170000228 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 04/28/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11141390205/05/19922411Don Zepp Logging
Employee #1 had felled a tree, taped and limbed the first log, and marked it for bucking. He continued up the tree, limbing as he went. As he was cutting the top from the tree, branches below broke, causing the tree and Employee #1 to drop. As he fell, Employee #1 tried to throw his power saw safely away from himself. The saw hit some branches, then bounced back to him, cutting him seriously. Employee #1 required hospitalization.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, limbing, saw, laceration, fall, fall protection, struck by, logging, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111413902 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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