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Accident: 170042634 - Employee Killed When Struck By Yarder Guy Line

Accident: 170042634 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 06/21/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11547480106/21/19962411Jim Wytko Logging Inc
Employee #1 was standing in the road approximately 30 ft from a yarder when a guy line broke. This caused the yarder tower to separate from its carriage and be pulled in the direction of the turn. When the top of the tower pivoted toward Employee #1, one of the guy lines snapped taut and struck Employee #1 on the back of the head. He was killed.
Keywords: head, yarding, equipment failure, guy, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115474801 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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