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Accident: 170725881 - Logger Struck In Head By Falling Oak Limb

Accident: 170725881 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188996006/18/19932411Dan Perkins Logging
On May 10, 1993, Employee #1, a logger, was struck by a falling limb, transported to the hospital, and treated for a concussion. He was released the following day after overnight observation. He had followed all the safety procedures required in cutting down a cedar tree, but a dead limb on an adjacent oak fell back and struck the logger's hard hat as he was running down his pre-selected escape route. He sustained a nonserious injury.
Keywords: head, hard hat, tree felling, tree limb, logger, struck by, concussion, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111889960 Hospitalized injury Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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