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Accident: 710780 - Employee Burned When Power Saw Exploded

Accident: 710780 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 10/16/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12478836510/16/19950851Timber West Inc
At about 12:05 p.m. on October 13, 1995, Employee #1, of Timber West Inc., had just refueled his power saw and began work below an old landing, cutting madrone brush. This was part of a reproduction release for forest land improvement. His saw caught fire and exploded, burning his right leg, buttocks, and lower back. Employee #1 was hospitalized and scheduled for surgery.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, buttocks, chain saw, fire, back, explosion, fuel oil, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124788365 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Forestry workers, except logging

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