Chainsaw accident!

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Blog entry by Bearpie posted 04-12-2012 12:20 AM 13022 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received this photo from a friend of mine who cut his hand using a chainsaw while cutting firewood. Needless to say, he is very lucky the injury isn’t any worse, it could have easily severed his hand! Just telling everyone to ALWAYS take care and be careful when using a chainsaw. We don’t need anyone injured needlessly when a little care is taken to prevent this from happening. I am posting this picture in hopes that anyone using a chainsaw will think twice about being careless! If this photo saves even one hand, then this post is worth it! TAKE CARE EVERYBODY!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 12:36 AM

Whew! Glad it wasn’t you, but awful sorry for your friend! Ouch! That looks like it will take some time to heal.

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 12:37 AM

That’s gonna leave a mark!!!

I hope your friend heals quickly, without any nerve damage.

Could you elaborate upon how the accident happened?

I occasionally use a chainsaw at work. I/We all would like to believe we are being safe, when using any tool or machine. However, ignorance and complacency compound to increase our risk factors. Details regarding your friends accident could go a long way to improving/increasing our safety practices.

Thanks for sharing this & putting safety right where it belongs: Fresh on our mind!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 12:38 AM

Gnarly…I love injury photos. BE CAREFUL EVERYONE!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 12:45 AM

My friend just sent the picture with a caption like I put up and gave no details yet!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-12-2012 01:10 AM

That’ll make ya’ think, “Dammit!”

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 04-12-2012 01:13 AM

Erwin, when you get the details, please post how he did this. I do appreciate the reminders on care but always like to know what happened so I can have an idea on what method or occurrence to look out for.


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#7 posted 04-12-2012 01:21 AM

A friend of mine was standing in the fork of a big tree each fork was about 18” in diameter, he was using a chainsaw to cut down one of the forks, he got about 1/2 way through when the one fork split, it come back on him and pinched him against the other fork. It killed him.

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#8 posted 04-12-2012 01:25 AM


That looks wicked, the closest I’ve ever seen a near serious accident, was a friend was cutting some firewood.

The chain broke, & zinged right past his ear. That’s something I’ll never forget!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 04-12-2012 03:11 AM

Seeing a picture like this is the best lesson and reminder to take care. Thank you, Pearpie, for sharing your friend’s story.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#10 posted 04-12-2012 05:03 AM

At least there’s something left to stitch !

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#11 posted 04-12-2012 05:09 AM

That is really a bad wound…

Glad it wasn’t worse…

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#12 posted 04-12-2012 12:03 PM

OUCH! I have been using a chain saw for 40 years and nicked my show 2x, I always treat it with the respect it deserves. Chain saw is one of the more scary tools in my shop for sure

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#13 posted 04-12-2012 03:04 PM

I had a friend who was using a chain saw and he was wearing a common hooded sweat shirt that you often see working men wear. The sweat shirt had a couple of drawstrings as they commonly do. While he was using the chain saw somehow the drawstring was caught in the chain and the chain and track was yanked back up toward his head in a split second and barely missed cutting right into his head and face. Loose clothing and tools have injured a many a working man. My friend was lucky this time. It never hurts to read and understand the common lists of all the do’s and don’ts periodically and to take them seriously.


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#14 posted 04-12-2012 06:02 PM

1, 2, 3… Looks like 10 or 12 stitches there. Yeah, he’s lucky to still have that hand attached.
I hate wearing gloves when I work, but you damn right I wear my kevlar lined cut gloves when I break out the Husqy.

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#15 posted 04-13-2012 04:57 AM

All I can say is that I’m sure glad I don’t use a chainsaw! However, it’s important to be full of respect for any tool that has a bite to it! Sure glad those stitches aren’t a part of your hand Erwin!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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