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Accident: 201100179 - Employee Injured When Struck By Hung Tree

Accident: 201100179 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 12/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12566405212/27/19962411John Wheeler Logging Co Inc
On December 19, 1997, Employee #1, a landing chaser/knot bumper, was working for a small logging contractor. He did not see a leaner (a tree leaning on other trees) that was next to the tree he was preparing to fell. He put a face cut in the tree and was starting on the back cut when he was struck by the leaner as it fell. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his lower lumbar vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, logger, struck by, logging, vertebra, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125664052 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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