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Accident: 170888887 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Eucalyptus Tree

Accident: 170888887 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12550960410/27/19979512Ca Conservation Corp
Employee #1 was using a Stihl chain saw to cut trees on U.S. Forest Service land. She was 20 to 25 ft behind a falling 140 ft tall eucalyptus tree when she was struck by a dead fir tree that had been caught in the eucalyptus. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a punctured lung and fractured ribs and vertebrae. The cause of the accident was failure to remove the lodged fir tree before cutting the eucalyptus.
Keywords: fracture, lung, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, rib, struck by, vertebra, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125509604 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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