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Accident: 605675 - Struck In Chest By Chain Saw Tooth

Accident: 605675 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10036336506/17/19862411James Lee Company
ON JUNE 4, 1986, AT 11:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TRIMMING LIMBS FROM A LOG. THE CHAIN SAW CHAIN BROKE, SENDING A TOOTH OF THE CHAIN FLYING WITH GREAT VELOCITY TOWARD EMPLOYEE #1. THE TOOTH STRUCK HIM IN THE CHEST, PENETRATING THROUGH, AND SEVERING, HIS CORONARY ARTERY. THE CHAIN SAW WAS A STIHL 038AV, WITH 18 INCH BAR AND OREGON CHAIN. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED.
Keywords: chain, chest, heart, severed, chain saw, struck by, flying object, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100363365 Fatality Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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