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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170354260 - Employee Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170354260 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/08/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189388910/19/19932411Dan Perkins Logging
At 2:30 p.m. on September 8, 1993, Employee #1, a timber faller, was struck by a falling tree. This 16-inch diameter fir tree was a lodged tree that he had earlier fully cut and attempted to bring down. It had become lodged in an adjacent tree and remained at an approximate 30 degree angle to the vertical. Employee #1 had left for lunch and, upon returning, started cutting down a 32-inch diameter pine. While bucking this newly felled tree, the lodged tree fell on him. Employee #1 suffered a broken right arm and a punctured right lung.
Keywords: fracture, lung, tree felling, lodged tree, arm, logging, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111893889 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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