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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 36,000 people are injured by chainsaws annually, and that number continues to grow. Medical costs for chainsaw injuries based on these facts amount to about 350 million dollars per year.

Medical costs are nothing in comparison to loss of life. Thankfully, for this Minnesota tree trimmer, USIC Master Tech, Chad Dejarlais, was nearby in his time of need. Chad was performing a locate request when he heard a lot of commotion and screaming. Chad found a man injured and without adequate medical supplies. He used his own training and first aid equipment to help the worker's team field-triage his injuries until he could receive professional medical care.

USIC technicians are challenged daily to implement safety in three key areas: Infrastructure, Our Communities, & Ourselves. They positively impact their work environments, by design, and we are proud to share stories like Chad's with the communities they serve.

Our field technicians don't just work in your community - they live there, too. They have a shared interest in overall safety and well-being. If you catch a USIC field technician doing something great in your neighborhood, we would love to hear about it! Share your experiences with us via Facebook or email our marketing team at, so we can give our technicians the recognition they deserve for the impact they make.