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Accident: 170764146 - Employee Injured When Struck By Log

Accident: 170764146 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 02/25/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551209502/26/19982411Mp&S Logging Inc.
Employee #1, a "whistle punk" signal operator for a yarding crew, was working the haulback line. He was between 120 and 180 ft from where logs were being moved out of a ravine when he was struck by a log. He suffered fractured ribs, a fractured back, and head and neck injuries. The accident was caused by hazardous working conditions and Employee #1's apparent misjudgment of the situation. He had seven years of experience with the employer.
Keywords: fracture, head, yarding, work rules, back, haulback line, mech mat handling, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125512095 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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