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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170609259 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Branch

Accident: 170609259 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/03/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004755012/15/19940783Cal Tran
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 3, 1994, Employee #1, of Caltrans, Long Beach, CA, was cutting dead branches into small sections on the ground under the spot where the top of the tree was being removed. Employee #1 was using a power Skilsaw and was wearing hearing protection. When the top was pulled from the tree a branch fell and struck him on the shoulder and the back, causing a hairline fracture of the thoracic vertebra. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital. The employer was cited for a serious violation.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, work rules, back, tree, falling object, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120047550 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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