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Accident: 170041750 - Employee Killed In Fall Onto A Large Tree Splinter

Accident: 170041750 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 02/13/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11140179002/14/19920851R G S Contracting
Employee #1 was bucking a fir log when the bar of the 66 Stihl power saw became pinched. The log started to roll and the momentum of the rolling log threw Employee #1 approximately 15 ft down the hill. His foot landed on a fallen small sapling, and he slipped and was thrown approximately 5 ft further down the hill onto a large, tapered, pointy 7 in. tree splinter that was pointed uphill. The splinter penetrated Employee #1's right groin area and severed the artery to the leg. Employee #1 bled to death before help could arrive.
Keywords: severed, splinter, loss of blood, impaled, log, slip, pelvis, fall, artery, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111401790 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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