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Accident: 170361950 - Employee Injured When Struck By Logs

Accident: 170361950 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 02/26/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12567353303/03/19982421Simpson Timber Co
Employee #1, a landing chaser at a cable logging site, was standing in front of a Pacific Manufacturing yarder, #SY1188, when a turn of approximately six logs came onto the landing. Before the turn was securely on the ground, Employee #1 approached it to unhook the chokers. Two of the logs suddenly swung toward him, striking him as he tried to get out of the way. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 was too close to the incoming turn and should not have approached the turn before it had securely landed.
Keywords: clearance, yarding, unsecured, log, work rules, load shift, struck by, choker, cable logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125673533 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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