Industry Alert – Chainsaw Kickback Injury

Chainsaw Kickback Injury Requires Surgery to Hand

Crew was working on a small diameter tree thinning project. Trees were cut down, cut into pieces, and put in piles. Piles were then trimmed to look squared and parallel. The worker was operating a chainsaw and trimming one of the piles of branches and wood debris. As he was cutting one branch, the tip of his power chainsaw hit another branch, causing the saw to kickback.

This safety alert provides an overview of the incident, learning and correction recommendations – Industry Alert: Chainsaw Kickback Injury

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