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Accident: 170247076 - Employee Killed As Swing Yarder Falls Down Embankment

Accident: 170247076 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 08/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11158342308/06/19902411Norton, James L
Employee #1 of James L. Norton, a logging contractor, was operating a swing yarder that went over an embankment and fell approximately 185 ft down a 62 percent slope. He was killed. The yarder was secured in place by two guy lines, both of which broke when the employee tightened up on the skyline.
Keywords: embankment, yarding, wire rope, broken cable, steep grade, guy, fall, logging, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111583423 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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