Wallow Fire Fall/Chainsaw Cut (2022)

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Incident Date: 8/28/2022

[State]: Idaho
[Date]: 08/28/2022
[Incident Type]: Chainsaw Cut

A hand crew member was injured while operating a chainsaw during indirect line construction. The crew member slipped on a cut bank and fell on the chainsaw, cutting an approximately 3” gash on the upper wrist. A crew EMTB provided initial treatment, then escorted the injured crew member to the hospital via agency helicopter. The crew member had surgery to repair the damaged tendons then was released, expected to have a full recovery.  

[This data was provided by the USFS Weekly Summary Report.]

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