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Accident: 14568661 - Crushed By Falling Tower

Accident: 14568661 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 06/04/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1505278006/05/19842411Conifer Douglas Timber Co
AT APPROXIMATELY 2 PM ON JUNE 4, 1984, THE CONIFER-DOUGLAS COMPANY WAS WORKING AT THE ORCHARD 2 SALE LOGGING SITE 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LORANE, OREGON. THE RIGGING CREW HAD CHOKED AND SIGNALED AHEAD FOR A LARGE FIR BUTT LOG WHEN TWO GUYLINES PARTED, AND A THIRD GUYLINE SEPARATED FROM ITS ANCHOR POINT. THIS ALLOWED THE TOWER (METALSPAR) TO COLLAPSE (FALL). THE METAL SPAR FELL ACROSS THE MANATOWOC LOADER, CRUSHING THE OPERATOR'S CAB AND FATALLY INJURING THE LOADER OPERATOR (EMPLOYEE #1).
Keywords: collapse, crushed, guy, loader, logging, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15052780 Fatality Asphyxia Timber cutting and logging occupations

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