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Accident: 170239875 - Employee Killed When Pinned Between Two Logs

Accident: 170239875 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 04/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11142317404/12/19932411Haner Logging Co Inc
Employee #1 was in the process of setting chokers off the butt rigging from a high lead, South Bend logging system. The company was engaged in side hill logging. Employee #1 attempted to set a choker on a 36 inch diameter by 27 foot long Douglas fir log on a hill with a grade of 30 to 32 degrees. The log was unstable in that the butt end was resting on a tree stump 3 feet above the ground, and the other end was resting on two other logs. Employee #1 was on the downhill side of the log when it slipped off the tree stump, rolling on top of him and pinning him against another log approximately 10 feet down the hill. Employee #1 was killed almost instantly.
Keywords: log, pinned, work rules, steep grade, choker setter, unstable surface, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111423174 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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