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Accident: 170236129 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170236129 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 04/13/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11121132204/13/19920111Glenn Wollweber
Employee #1 had moved into an area approximately 52 ft behind a timber faller to limb two downed trees. The faller made both his undercut and the felling cut without warning. He did not see nor was he aware that Employee #1 was in the area. The tree to be felled fell backwards, landing on Employee #1, and delivering a severe blow to his head. Suffering a fracture of the right temporal area, Employee #1 required hospitalization.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, falling object, communication, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111211322 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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