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Accident: 170764559 - Employee'S Leg Lacerated By Chain Saw

Accident: 170764559 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/07/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558602407/07/19981611Brundidge Construction
Employee #1 was using a chain saw to cut down and remove trees from an open field. He was making a back cut into a tree when he fell backward, severely lacerating his right leg above the knee with the chain saw. Employee #1, who had been on the job for 5 1/2 months at the time of the accident, was not wearing any form of leg protection.
Keywords: portable power tool, protective clothing, tree felling, ppe, chain saw, work rules, construction, laceration, fall, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125586024 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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