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Accident: 170719009 - A Large Rolling Log Fractures Employee'S Forearm

Accident: 170719009 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11972612307/15/19932421The Pacific Lumber Co
An experienced and trained choker setter, Employee #1, was standing on a large Douglas fir log (43 to 53 inches in diameter) while passing the nub end of a choker around a smaller fir lying across the one Employee #1 was standing on. Employee #1 tried to pull up the nub end with his foot but could not reach it, so he jumped down on the downhill side of the large fir, which then started to roll. He tried to climb back over the rolling log but was thrown to the ground. Two standing hardwood trees stopped the log just short of rolling over Employee #1. He suffered a compound fracture of the left forearm.
Keywords: fracture, uneven ground, log, roll-over, forearm, choker setter, choker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119726123 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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