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Accident: 14204663 - One Employee Injured By Falling Tree

Accident: 14204663 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 07/15/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
310600207/15/19862411Evans Cutting Inc

Employee #1 was involved in a felling and bucking operation in a partial cut Employee #1 and another cutter spotted a danger tree that was located in the unit, the danger tree was a Douglas fir measuring 60 feet tall and 8 inches diameter and was situated at approximate 45 degree angle to the ground. The danger tree was still attached to its roots and was free standing, Employee #1 was instructed to remove the danger tree as soon as possible. Employee #1 decided to fall some other trees in the general area first in order to maintain a desired strip pattern, the cutters were single jacking at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was wedging a tree near the danger tree and he noticed limbs fall. Employee #1 stepped back and stepped in the path of the falling danger tree. Employee #1 was struck in the back by the falling tree and sustained three fractured ribs one cracked vertebrae and contusions on the left leg.

Keywords: fracture, rib, struck by, vertebra, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3106002 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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