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SAFENET ID:
20190712-0003        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
07/12/2019 1230
Event Stop Date:
07/12/2019 1240 
Incident Name:
Project Work
Fire Number:
 
State:
California
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
STF
Incident Type:
Prescribed/Fuels Treatment
Incident Activity:
Readiness/Preparedness
Stage of Incident:
Non-incident
Position Title:
FFT1 
Task:
Brush Cutting 
Management Level:
N/A
Resources Involved:
 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Human Factors
Human Factors:
Situational Awareness  
Other Factors:
 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
After cutting brush with a chainsaw, I noticed that there were strands of Kevlar entwined in the internal components of the chainsaw during disassembly.(Kevlar is used in the construction of chainsaw chaps) At first I believed it to be grass, but after further inspection of the chaps I used during the brush cutting operation, I discovered a small (>1 inch) cut to the exterior of the chainsaw chaps in the lower region of the left-leg. Having discovered this I immediately inspected my nomex pants for any potential damage, they were not damaged in any way by the incident in question.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Having not been injured in any way, this incident reminded me to never become complacent in the workplace, especially when chainsaws are involved. From this moment onward I will constantly remind myself to always work in a safe and consistent manner, whether it be on the fireline or during project work.


Corrective Actions

20190712-0003-CA001

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