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Accident: 170000954 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170000954 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 02/19/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11141386002/19/19922411Witcraft & Swope Contract Cutting
Employee #1 was felling the first tree in an alder patch. He had three years experience working for this employer. The weather was good, with no perceptible wind, and the trees in this alder patch were undisturbed. While felling this first tree, another tree fell, striking Employee #1 across the lower back as he attempted to jump to safety. Employee #1 suffered no broken bones but extensive muscle and ligament damage.
Keywords: tree felling, back, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111413860 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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