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Accident: 76182.015 - Worker Cutting Tree Limbs Is Cut When Chainsaw Kicks Back

Accident: 76182.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/08/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1019121.01501/15/2015Pike Electric Llc
At 11:45 a.m. on January 8, 2015, Employee #1, employed by an electric power lin e construction company, was working from the bucket of an aerial lift. He was o perating a chainsaw to cut tree limbs. The chainsaw blade became stuck in a tre e branch. As Employee #1 tried to free the chainsaw, it kicked back and came in to contact with his left hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a laceration t o his left hand.
Keywords: aerial lift, blade, chain saw, construction, hand, kick back, laceration, saw, tree
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1019121.015 43 M Hospitalized injury

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