Chainsaw hit wrist during limb cut
Date of incident
Location of incident
Sarnia Ontario Canada
Age of impacted party
Type of incident
Cut body part
Type of equipment involved
Type of injury
Bodily injury to
First aid administered (not by medical professional), Onsite Medical Professional assistance, Offsite Medical Professional assistance
Involvement of contributor
Worker performing task
Causes of the incident
Fatigue, Complacency, Completely unforeseeable accident
Description of incident
Up on a limb over a roof, end of day not thinking right chose to use my top handle instead of using my hand saw. Over cut my step-cut and it jerked me a tint bit and I caught my arm with the saw... perfect example of job place complacency and and of day rushing to get done! Was rushed to hospital , Lucky I was okay and didn't cut into my tendents but very close!
End of day, complacency, rushing to get done.
Incident review and preventative measures
Using hand-saw when cutting limbs up high and in awkward positions. Being aware of potentially harmful or dangerous outcomes. Being aware of complacency and not rushing to get done.
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