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Accident: 201148939 - Employee Is Struck By Axe And Sustains Facial Lacerations

Accident: 201148939 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/11/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30929881807/27/20079224Huntington Beach Fire Dept
On March 11, 2007, Employee #1 was engaged in firefighting activity along with a coworker and some other firefighters at a residential structure fire. Employee #1 was attempting to locate and extinguish a fire located in the walls and floor of a deck with an axe, when he became tired and handed the axe off to his coworker. In order to remove two studs from the wall of the patio, the coworker took several swings of the axe. On the last swing, the coworker broke through both studs and the axe continued around striking Employee #1 in the right cheek. Employee #1 suffered deep laceration to the right side of his face and broken nose. Employee #1 was hospitalized for over 24 hours.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, nose, laceration, struck by, hand tool, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309298818 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Firefighting occupations

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