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Accident: 170723084 - Employee Is Struck By Limb While Escaping Falling Tree

Accident: 170723084 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 06/28/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11191044408/18/19932411Big Tree Timber Falling
Employee #1 was felling timber. He fell a tree which brushed another tree as it was falling. A limb from either the brushed tree or the falling tree was thrown back toward Employee #1. He was struck by this limb as he was running away from the falling tree. Employee #1's partner stated that he saw Employee #1 slip and fall to the ground while running. The limb struck Employee #1 as he was lying on the ground. The witness stated that if Employee #1 had not fallen down, the limb would have hit him in the head.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, slip, fall, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111910444 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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