Chain saw safety
"Chain saws are coming out of the backwoods. Although once used only by professional lumberjacks, chain saws are now popular among an increasing number of homeowners and farmers. Homeowners use them to cut firewood and to do gener-al tree trimming around their homes. Farmers find them very useful for such jobs as clearing land, trimming trees and cutting firewood. However, in the hands of a careless or inexperienced operator, chain saws can be very hazardous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1979 approximately 50,000 people required hospital treatment for injuries associated with chain saws. Most accidents were caused by the operator coming into contact with a moving chain saw blade. Injuries from a chain saw are usually serious because of the jagged cut they leave."--First page.
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