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Accident: 115420.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Struck And Fractured By Rolling Tree

Accident: 115420.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 04/11/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393587.01504/15/2019Brown Construction Company, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on April 11, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a site preparation contractor, were clearing an area of trees. Employee #1 was cutting branches from a tree lying on the ground in the processing area. The coworker, operating an excavator, set another tree in the processing area, but that tree rolled and struck Employee #1's leg. Employee #1 was transported to the hospita l, where he was admitted for treatment of a fractured leg.
Keywords: construction, crushed, equipment operator, excavator, fracture, leg, machine operator, struck by, tree felling, tree limb, tree section
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1393587.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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