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Accident: 170784789 - Employee Fractures Finger And Thumb When Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170784789 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/15/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724675909/17/20132411Leonardo Logging & Construction Inc
On August 15, 2013, Employee #1 was knot bumping a Douglass Fir tree on the landing of a logging operation. The employee was using a Huskqvarna chainsaw when it kicked back and struck his left thumb and index finger. Employee #1's finger and thumb were lacerated and fractured. The employee was driven out of the woods by a coworker to an area hospital and later taken by ambulance to a regional hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair to his left thumb. Employee #1 was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: bumper jack, kick back, fracture, chain saw, finger, thumb, laceration, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317246759 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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