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Accident: 170001093 - Employee'S Leg Fractured By Falling Tree

Accident: 170001093 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 04/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11135092204/15/19912411Oz Timber Falling
Employee #1 felled a cottonwood tree and then a standing 24 inch alder tree. He had taped his first log off the alder and was beginning to buck it when one of the standing alders shattered and fell toward him. He was struck and sustained a compound open tibia-fibula fracture. It is assumed that the noise from Employee #1's saw prevented him from hearing the falling alder. He was transported to St. Peter's Hospital and intubated at arrival with three IV lines.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree, noise, struck by, falling object, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111350922 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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