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Accident: 170001325 - Employee Struck By Falling Snag

Accident: 170001325 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 03/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11131856403/26/19932411Cowlitz Logging Inc
Employee #1, a choker setter, was standing approximately 10 feet from a 30 foot snag. The haulback line hit the snag and a piece measuring 5 feet long and 3 feet in diameter fell on Employee #1's head. It was reported that he was bleeding from his eyes, nose, and mouth. When a CAT scan was performed no fracture was noted. The snag should have been felled before work was begun around it, and Employee #1 should have stayed away from the snag at all times. The rigging slinger should have watched him more closely and safety should have been emphasized when Employee #1 started.
Keywords: head, hard hat, work rules, lodged tree, choker setter, logger, haulback line, struck by, falling object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111318564 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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