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Accident: 202552170 - Employee'S Leg Is Injured By Chain Saw

Accident: 202552170 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316807211/05/20108211Fountain Valley School District
On November 1, 2010, Employee #1, an irrigation technician/groundskeeper with a public school district, was using a chain saw to fell a tree. While moving from one branch to another, he slipped. The saw deflected off a branch and struck his lower left leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a laceration, including surgical repair.
Keywords: tendon, tree felling, tree limb, chain saw, saw, laceration, tree, struck by, artery, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313168072 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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