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Accident: 14203939 - Head And Neck Crushed Between Logs

Accident: 14203939 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/10/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1506487605/13/19852411Hi-Grade Logging Inc
ON MAY 10, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CHOKING AND YARDING LOGS IN AN OLD GROWTH CLEAR CUT AREA, USING AN FMC SKIDDER. THE GROUND SLOPE WAS GENTLE. THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY 6 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. IT APPEARS THAT EMPLOYEE #1 USED THE BLADE OF THE SKIDDER TO PUSH A 40 FOOT LONG, 28 INCH DIAMETER, LOG UP SO THAT IT WAS RESTING ON ANOTHER 40 FOOT LOG. HE THEN BACKED THE SKIDDER UP TO THE LOGS AND BEGAN TO SET THE CHOKERS. APPARENTLY, AS HE WAS PLACING A CHOKER ON THE UPPER LOG, IT SLID FOUR TO SIX FEET, PINNING HIS NECK AND HEAD BETWEEN THE TWO LOGS. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: head, yarding, log, choker setter, crushed, neck, skidder, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15064876 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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