Worker killed by a chain saw during tree felling work
[Circumstances of Incident]
This accident occurred during tree
work in a mountain.
Operations at this site were to be
to cut downJapanese cypress and cedar
and transport the felled timbers by
means of a logging line, which had
two days before the accident.
In the morning of the day, nine
carried out test operations of
logging line and cut down a small
of trees. In the afternoon, full operations
of the line were to be carried
pick up and transport felled timbers.
Operations in the morning have been completed
smoothly. While all workers have
in their assigned jobs in the afternoon,
a worker's voice was heard calling
from his working site higher up the
The site supervisor and two colleagues
to the site and found the
sitting on the ground with his left
bleeding. The worker was immediately
but died due to excessive bleeding.
While the details of this accident
fully known, as the worker was working
the following can be cited as the major causes
of this accident.
1 The site where the victim was working
steep slope where a large number
trees were growing. As the worker
trimming branches with a chain
it is assumed that he cut his left
by the chain saw when he slipped
fell or was caught by branches.
[Type of business] Lumber felling [Type of accident] Cutting [Number of victims] One fatality