Dalton Highway Complex Chainsaw Cut (2022)

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Incident Date: 7/16/2022

[State]: Alaska
[Date]: 07/16/2022
[Incident Type]: Chainsaw Cut

An IHC crewmember sustained a cut to the hand from a chainsaw while swamping for the sawyer while constructing line. The swamper/sawyer were facing away from each other and turned in the same direction, causing a strike to the back of the swamper’s hand. The crew member was transported to a hospital and received stitches for an approximately 1.5” laceration.

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

#Alaska
#ChainsawCut
#Chainsaws
#HandCrews

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