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Inspection: 112000161 - Sacramtno Co., American River Fire District

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 112000161Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 11/14/1991

Sacramtno Co., American River Fire District
1382 Fitch Way
Sacramento, CA 95864
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: 3000 Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/14/1991
Close Case:11/14/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 956235Event: 10/26/1991Employee'S Throat Injured When Struck By Flying Debris
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
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112000161 Hospitalized injury Puncture Firefighting occupations

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