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Accident: 170049563 - Employee Injured When Struck By Tree Section

Accident: 170049563 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/02/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11187414507/10/19912411Bozarth Logging Co.
On Wednesday, July 3, 1991, Employee #1, a tree feller of Bozarth Logging Co., was working at a logging site about 35 miles east of Georgetown, CA. When Employee #1 felled a tree between two others about 40 feet away, the fallen tree brushed through the limbs near the top of one of the trees, causing a section of the top to break off and fall toward Employee #1. His partner yelled at him that it was coming, and Employee #1 saw it coming, but couldn't move fast enough to avoid it. He was struck by the tree. First aid was administered at the site and he was then transported to Marshall Hospital in Placerville, CA. Escape paths were used and the trees involved were checked, but nothing unusual was found. No violations were found.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, back, tree, tree section, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111874145 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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