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Accident: 14517429 - Employee Crushed By Log Rolling Off Of Trailer

Accident: 14517429 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/23/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
198140610/25/19842411G & S Logging Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
198113310/25/19842421Coastal Lumber Co.
Employee #1 was releasing a wire rope that bound some logs on a trailer. He was directly adjacent to the trailer, approximately 2 feet from the load, on the driver's side. The trailer was a Big John double-bunk log trailer. The trailer had two sections, each loaded with 18-foot-long logs. The trailer was towed by a Mack tractor (VIN R6858T42301). Employee #1 received fatal injuries when an 18-foot-long log, 13 in. in diameter, fell on his chest. The trailer was loaded 72 inches high with logs. The containment stakes were only 48 inches high.
Keywords: log, log trailer, stakes, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1981406 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1981133 Occupation Not Listed

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