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Accident: 170245187 - Employee'S Pelvis Fractured By Falling Tree

Accident: 170245187 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 04/30/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11157801904/30/19902411Meece Cutting Inc
Employee #1, a timber cutter, undercut and backcut an 11 in. diameter alder. The tree did not begin to fall in the intended direction, so he inserted a wedge into the backcut. The tree still did not fall. Employee #1 then felled an 8 in. diameter hemlock into the alder, but the alder remained standing. Employee #1 was walking under the hemlock to drive another wedge when the hemlock fell on him. He suffered a broken pelvis and was transported to the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, work rules, tree, pelvis, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111578019 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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