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Accident: 202497012 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Tree Section

Accident: 202497012 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/05/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31090082403/05/20071623Rapp Contracting, Inc.

On March 5, 2007, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was clearing land to build residential houses. He was cutting trees into pieces with a chainsaw for disposal and mulch. As Employee #1 cut a Y-section of a tree that was standing upright on one leg of the Y, it fell, striking him in the head, and fracturing his pelvis. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords: fracture, head, chain saw, pelvis, tree section, struck by, concussion, falling object, tree trimming
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310900824 Hospitalized injury Concussion Hand cutting and trimming occupations FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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