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Accident: 14550743 - Tree Used As Guyline Anchor Uprooted; Fell And Struck Worker

Accident: 14550743 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 10/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10319282910/20/19862411Brown Logging
EMPLOYEES AT THE LOGGING SITE HAD DECIDED TO USE A STANDING 72 FOOT HEMLOCK TREE AS A GUYLINE ANCHOR FOR THE BOOM OF A "98 LINK-BELT" YARDING MACHINE. AFTER ABOUT 5 "DRAGS" OF LOGS WERE YARDED UP THE HILL, THE HEMLOCK TREE UPROOTED AND FELL INTO THE LANDING AREA. THE TREE HIT THE CORNER FRAME OF THE YARDER, THEN STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS STANDING NEAR THE YARDER. EMPLOYEE #1 RECEIVED FATAL HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: anchor, head, work rules, tree, guy, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103192829 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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