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Accident: 170000483 - Hooktender Injured When Struck By Out Of Control Log

Accident: 170000483 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 02/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11141385202/18/19922411Tim Bowers Logging
On February 13, 1992, a work crew, including Employee #1, was performing its normal duties, yarding two cuts of a large tree that measured approximately 7 ft diameter. The second cut was yarded to the landing without incident. The butt cut was choked and yarded toward the landing. It hit a stump, breaking a 1 1/8 in. choker, and came back down the hill out of control. The crew sought protection from the rolling log behind the only substantial stump, which also measured approximately 7 ft diameter, on that part of the hill. Employee #1, the hooktender, was standing on the stump to see what was happening. He waited until the last moment, and when he saw the log was going to come right over the top of them, he then jumped toward safety. Employee #1 was struck in midair. He sustained multiple fractures of the skull, jaw, teeth, neck, and pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, yarding, log, work rules, equipment failure, skull, pelvis, choker cable, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111413852 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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