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Accident: 15295.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Amputated By Falling Tree

Accident: 15295.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 01/11/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
189821.01501/19/2012Gibson'S Gardens

At 1:44 p.m. on January 11, 2012, Employee #1 and coworkers were removing trees on a private site. As the tree was being cut and began to fall, the tree got hun g up on nearby trees causing the tree to fall off of the stump. The tree struck Employee #1 in the left leg and immediately severing the leg nine cm below the k nee. The employee's left leg was amputated below the knee. The tree was 18 inche s in diameter.

Keywords: amputated, falling object, leg, struck by, tree, tree felling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 189821.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Agriculture and forestry teachers

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