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Accident: 201101532 - Employee'S Leg Fractured By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 201101532 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/29/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572537406/22/20002411Three Star Logging
Employee #1, a rigging slinger for a small logging contractor, and two coworkers were presetting chokers on logs before a yarder moved them to a landing. He was approximately 100 ft away from the carriage as it moved a turn of logs to the landing. As the slack in the line was being taken up, the line pulled against a tree and dislodged a limb. The branch flew down the hillside toward Employee #1. He saw the limb coming and ducked behind a nearby stump, but one of his legs was exposed and was struck by the falling tree limb. He sustained a fractured leg, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, tree limb, choker setter, struck by, flying object, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125725374 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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