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Accident: 200082832 - Employee Is Struck In Stomach When Tree Falls

Accident: 200082832 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/28/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31018075710/02/20060783Walgren Tree Experts, Inc.
On September 28, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a landscaper. A coworker was cutting down a 20-foot tall tree. After the coworker cut out the wedge and the back cut, the tree fell. When it landed, the tree struck the cutout wedge and sent it flying approximately twenty feet. The wedge struck Employee #1 in the stomach. He sustained a fracture, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, agriculture, log, tree, rib, struck by, flying object, falling object, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310180757 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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