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Accident: 115143.015 - Logger Incurs Multiple Injuries While Bucking Tree

Accident: 115143.015 -- Report ID: 1032700 -- Event Date: 04/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391342.01504/04/2019Forest Service, Cottage Grove Rd

At 12:15 p.m. on April 1, 2019, Employee # 1, a sawyer, was clearing a road by b ucking through a jam of ten to fifteen 135 foot downed Douglas Fir trees. As Emp loyee # 1 was trying to cut through the log, the tension released. The resulting force of the log impacted Employee # 1 and drove him to the ground. The remaini ng section of log landed on the employee. He was hospitalized for two or more da ys. He suffered shattered teeth, a collapsed lung, multiple fractured ribs, a br oken clavicle, and a fractured vertebrae.

Keywords: bucking, face, fracture, log, lung, rib, sawyer, shoulder, tree, tree felling, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391342.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Forestry and conservation scientists

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