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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 98225.015 - Worker In Log Skidder Injured When Vehicle Rolls Down Hill

Accident: 98225.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1255435.01508/16/2017North Suburban Tree Service, Inc

At 2:45 p.m. on August 14, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a tree services compan y, was working at the site of a multiemployer highway widening project. He was operating a grapple log skidder to move felled trees to a chipper. The skidder rolled down a hillside with Employee #1 in the skidder cab. The skidder came t o rest at the bottom of the hillside and partially on the highway. Emergency se rvices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was adm itted and treated for multiple skull fractures and a fracture of the T3 vertebra .

Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, driver, fracture, highway, highway shoulder, roll-over, skidder, skull, vertebra
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1255435.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping

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