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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 171043128 - Employee Killed When Struck By Log During Yarding Operation

Accident: 171043128 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 06/23/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11534803906/26/19952411Olympia Logging Inc
Employee #1 was working with a skyline logging system using an FMC Linkbelt crane, LS-98, that had been converted into a logging yarder. He had set the chokers on a 48 ft 6 in. long log. When the log was about 26 ft away from him, it became caught on a large rock and swung uphill. The log struck Employee #1 in the chest and he died as a result of massive internal injuries.
Keywords: chest, yarding, log, caught by, choker setter, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115348039 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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