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Accident: 170718217 - Employee Seriously Injured When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 170718217 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11973025708/06/19932411Cobo Logging
On July 26, 1993, a serious accident occurred at a logging site near Point Arena, California. Employee #1 was working for Cobo Logging as a faller and was cutting down trees and bucking them in a select cut area. After Employee #1 cut the tree he was felling, he stepped about 14 to 15 feet backward and sideways. When the tree hit the ground, a limb broke off and flew back, hitting Employee #1 on his hard hat and causing serious injury to his head.
Keywords: head, hard hat, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119730257 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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