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Accident: 100732.015 - Employee Is Struck By Log Resulting In Broken Ribs And Colla

Accident: 100732.015 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 10/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1275456.01511/01/20172411317718751 - Dean Logging Inc
At 2:45 p.m. on October 31, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were working as the brush crew and were pre-setting chokers on both sides of the sky line, using a motorized carriage. Employee#1 cleared out to the north of the skyline with his chokers while the coworker watched until he was out of sight. After the cowork er set his chokers, south of the skyline, he called for a go ahead on the turn o f three logs. The turn was hung up, so the coworker called for slack. On the se cond attempt to bring in the turn, the lines came tight and one of the logs snap ped below the choker. The logs in the turn sling shot out under the skyline tow ards Employee #1 and one of the logs struck him in the chest. The Yarder Engine er initiated the emergency rescue plan and the employee was transported to a loc al hospital and admitted overnight for medical treatment. Employee #1 sustained broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
Keywords: chest, choker, choker cable, collapse, emergency response, log, lung, rib, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1275456.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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