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Accident: 170612519 - Employee Injured As Tree Branch Drops Loader Bucket

Accident: 170612519 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/17/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11981463010/13/19937032Uccr Gathering Places
At about 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 1993, Employee #1 was trimming a tree from a loader bucket that was elevated about 12 ft. The cut branch fell on the hydraulic control lever and dropped the employee from the bucket. He suffered broken ribs, punctured lungs, and a spinal fracture.
Keywords: fracture, lung, tree limb, loader bucket, work rules, control lever, struck against, rib, fall, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119814630 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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