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Accident: 170840417 - Employee Killed When Struck By Log

Accident: 170840417 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/14/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562335509/21/20012411North Coast Harvesting Llc
Employee #1 was working on a hillside in a forest area attaching cut logs to the haul line of a cable. Employee #1 set the choker on a log and signaled the "yarder" operator to pull the log up. Employee #1 signaled the operator too soon before being completely in the clear and was struck by the log. Employee #1 suffered a fractured right foot that required surgery. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, log, choker setter, choker cable, struck by, logging, choker, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125623355 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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