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Accident: 170697981 - Employee'S Forehead Punctured By Sharp Sapling Branch

Accident: 170697981 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 09/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11190452010/19/19922411Quality Timber Falling
Employee #1, a timber feller in the Fountain Fire area, was felling timber in a burned-over forest. Employee #1 felled a tree which knocked over, but did not break, a sapling. Employee #1 was limbing the downed tree when he cut a limb that was holding down the sapling, which was lying parallel to the downed tree. The sapling sprang up, striking him in the head and face. A burnt-off branch, which was hardened and very sharp, punctured Employee #1's forehead just above his left eye. He was hospitalized. No violations relating to the accident were issued.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, struck by, logging, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111904520 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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