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Accident: 801373 - Employee Dies After Impaling Throat On Branch

Accident: 801373 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12649261007/31/19962411James Otis Young

Employee #1 was stacking short logs when he complained about feeling "hot around the head." He sat down for about five minutes and then got up and started to walk. He staggered for a few steps and then fell, impaling his throat just above his collarbone on the stub of a branch. The branch stuck in Employee #1's throat to a depth of 4 1/2 inches. He pulled himself off the branch, rolled over, and breathed twice before dying.

Keywords: throat, impaled, fall, logging, puncture

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126492610 Fatality Puncture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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