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Accident: 201100351 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rolling Log

Accident: 201100351 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 09/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12566597609/08/19972411J & K Logging
Employee #1, a rigging slinger, worked for a small logging contractor. He was operating a cable yarding system to remove downed logs from the private lands of a wood products company. His job was to attach chokers to the logs so they could be moved to a landing for loading onto logging trucks. A turn of several logs was being hauled uphill when one of the logs struck a piece of wood on the ground and became dislodged. The log rolled down the hill and struck Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: yarding, uneven ground, unsecured, log, struck against, choker setter, struck by, logging, cable logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125665976 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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