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Accident: 956235 - Employee'S Throat Injured When Struck By Flying Debris

Accident: 956235 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200016111/14/19919224Sacramtno Co., American River Fire District
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on October 26, 1991, Employee #1 was using a chain saw to cut a section of a smoldering interior wall of a residence that was on fire. While he was cutting an area above his shoulder, the saw blade made contact with a section of 14 gauge house wire. A piece of wire was propelled by the chain saw blade and lodged in Employee #1's throat. He was transported by fire department personnel to American River Hospital in Sacramento and admitted.
Keywords: firefighter, throat, metal wire, chain saw, struck against, struck by, flying object, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112000161 Hospitalized injury Puncture Firefighting occupations

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