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Accident: 170206221 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170206221 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183755505/01/19912411John Hill Timber Falling
Employee #1 was helping his brother, a timber contractor who was felling a Douglas fir. Employee #1 was standing behind another fir tree, 33 feet away from the tree being felled. When the felled tree went over, it brushed a Madrone tree and knocked it toward Employee #1 just as he stepped out from behind his tree. The Madrone tree struck him, and he suffered a broken shoulder, a broken hip, and two broken legs.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, tree felling, tree, struck by, logging, hip, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111837555 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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