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Accident: 171045875 - Employee'S Leg Injured By Rolling Log, Later Amputated

Accident: 171045875 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 11/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12673525712/05/19972411Turner Logging Inc
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 24, 1997, Employee #1 was helping a coworker fell an intermediate support tree near Yamhill, OR. The tree was felled straight up a hill, and Employee #1 ran down the hill to get in the clear. He was struck by the log as it rolled down after landing on the ground. Employee #1's lower leg was crushed and had to be surgically amputated.
Keywords: amputated, tree felling, log, work rules, crushed, struck by, logging, slope, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126735257 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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