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Accident: 955211 - Employee Killed When Hit By Flying Saw Tooth

Accident: 955211 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 11/19/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11239477011/20/19922411E.W. Burrow Logging Co.
Employee #1 was bent over using a chain saw to trim trees. About 98 ft away, another employee was using a 411B hydro-ax to fell trees. One of the teeth broke off the saw of the hydro-ax and struck Employee #1 on the right rear shoulder and then on the back of the head. Employee #1 was killed when the saw tooth severed his spinal cord.
Keywords: severed, head, shoulder, tree felling, spine, equipment failure, saw, struck by, flying object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112394770 Fatality Cut/Laceration Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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