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Accident: 14542302 - Struck By Log

Accident: 14542302 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
119850611/21/19842411T & L Timber Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A HYDRAULIC LOG LOADER AT A LOGGING SITE. THE JOB WAS TO STACK THE TRIMMED LOGS IN AN ARC AROUND THE LOADER. AS THE OPERATOR WAS SWINGING THE LOADER AROUND WITH A LOAD OF LOGS (TWO), THE HYDRAULIC LINE FOR THE MAST BOOM CYLINDER BURST. THE MAST BOOM SWUNG BACK TOWARDS THE CAB OF THE LOADER. THE LOGS BEING MOVED STRUCK THE OPERATOR IN THE CHEST, RESULTING IN A FATAL INJURY.
Keywords: chest, log loader, boom, hydraulic line, rupture, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1198506 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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