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Accident: 170628564 - Employee Struck By Tree

Accident: 170628564 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 08/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11975664108/24/19932411Thomes Creek Logging Inc
Employee #1 was working as a choker setter on a yarder. A yarder carries logs in from the woods. Yarders are used in steep terrain. Employee #1 had set a choker and watched as the turn (logs) went into the landing. Employee #1 states that the turn was at the landing when he began to put a choker on another log. Employee #1 was struck by a small tree as he set the choker. It appears the main line knocked the small tree over. Employee #1 had judged that he was in the clear. Employee #1 estimates he was 100 feet to the side of the main line.
Keywords: yarding, choker setter, tree, struck by, logging, choker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119756641 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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