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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170363238 - Employee Injured When Struck By Logging Turn

Accident: 170363238 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 10/02/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12018129210/31/19962411John Wheeler Logging Co Inc
Employee #1 was the third of three chasers on a logging crew engaged in drag line yarding with a Barko E550B yarder. The first chaser would pull the line to the second chaser, who would pull it to Employee #1 to connect it to the chokers he had set. As a turn was breaking out, the second chaser saw Employee #1 flying through the air. He did not see what had happened, and Employee #1 had no memory of the accident, nor of the days immediately before or after it. He suffered loss of feeling in his right arm and hand, a broken nose and cheekbone, and torn ligaments in his right shoulder. Apparently, the accident resulted from Employee #1's failure to get out of the area affected by the turn breaking out.
Keywords: clearance, fracture, yarding, work rules, choker setter, arm, face, logging, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120181292 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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