Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201204807 - Employee Is Struck And Injured By Falling Tree Top
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|315901322||04/09/2012||2411||Michael J Bruer|
On April 6, 2012, Employee #1 was felling a second growth Douglas fir tree. As he cut the tree, it dropped from the stump and fell backwards, striking a snag that was lying on a skid road. A chunk of slag was catapulted back up the hill where it struck Employee #1's head. He was wearing a hard hat. The snag chunk knocked him to the ground and broke his jaw and fractured his neck. Employee #1 walked to the landing where the logging crew administered first aid to him and transported him to a medical center. At the medical center, Employee #1 underwent surgical procedures and was hospitalized for postoperative care.
|1||315901322||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Occupation not reported|