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Accident: 114077.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree And Receives Seven Rib Fr

Accident: 114077.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 02/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1380743.01502/28/2019Saginaw County Road Commission
At 11:50 a.m. on February 21, 2019, an employee and two coworkers made wedge cut s into a thirty-inch diameter tree. When the tree fell in the opposite direction the employee expected, the employee was struck by the tree and was hospitalized with seven rib fractures, lung puncture and left knee sprain.
Keywords: cutting, falling object, fracture, knee, lung, puncture, rib, sprain, struck by, tree, tree felling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation   0 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1380743.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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