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Accident: 201100757 - Employee'S Arm Injured By A Chain Saw

Accident: 201100757 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 08/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12567053909/10/19981799James M. Ellett Construction Co.
Employee #1 was working for a small construction company that refurbished the land after electrical power lines have been constructed. Employee's #1 left arm was cut when he reached to grab the top of a gate post, which was being cut off with a chain saw by a coworker. He was hospitalized. Employee #1 stated that by grabbing the post he was trying to keep the piece of the gate post form falling and hitting the chain saw operator.
Keywords: saw, laceration, arm, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125670539 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Fall, other

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