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Accident: 95975.015 - Employee Was Struck By A Tree And Is Hospitalized

Accident: 95975.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 05/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1236380.01505/26/2017Utilities Forestry Services, Inc.

At 9:30 a.m. on May 17, 2017, an employee was using a chain saw to cut a tree. T he tree was bring held in the grappler as the tree was being cut, which placed p ressure on the upper portion of the tree as it was held against the ground. Afte r the employee made a complete cut through the tree, releasing the pressure from the top portion of the tree, the tree swung and struck the employee's left leg. The employee sustained a compound fracture to the left tibia and fibula, which he was hospitalized and underwent surgery.

Keywords: leg, logging, struck by, tibia, tree, tree felling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1236380.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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