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Accident: 14568729 - Cable Logging Accident - Hit By Cable.

Accident: 14568729 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 09/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1506157509/27/19842411Bohemia Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING WITH A LOGGING BRUSH CREW, CONTROLLING WHISTLE SIGNALS TO THE LANDING. HE HAD CHOKED TWO LOGS, USING CHOKERS THAT WERE NOT ATTACHED TO THE DROPLINE CARRIAGE. HE THEN WATCHED AS THE REST OF THE CREW CHOKED A LARGE LOG. WHILE THE LOG WAS BEING YARDED OUT OF IT'S BED, THE CHOKER CABLE PARTED AND WAS SLUNG UP AND AROUND TO THE AREA OF EMPLOYEE #1. HE RAN A SHORT DISTANCE, BUT WAS HIT ON THE HEAD BY THE FLYING CABLE.
Keywords: head, wire rope, struck by, sling, logging, choker, cable logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15061575 Hospitalized injury Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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