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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170697783 - Employee #1 Hospitalized When Struck By Small Tree

Accident: 170697783 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 10/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11190715010/30/19912411Northwest Skyline Logging
Employee #1, of Northwest Skyline Logging, was bucking trees (cutting felled trees to length) so they could be transported to sawmills as logs. A coworker was felling trees near Employee #1. According to Employee #1, he and the coworker made eye contact, then he moved closer to the coworker and began bucking a felled tree. The small fir or pine tree the coworker was felling did not fall in its intended direction. It fell and struck Employee #1, who was hospitalized. Employee #1 was working too close to a tree felling operation.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111907150 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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