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Accident: 201174166 - Inmate Firefighter Is Injured By Falling Tree

Accident: 201174166 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/27/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572060710/21/20039223Ca Corrections - High Rock
On September 27, 2003, Employee #1, an inmate and wildland firefighter with the California Department of Corrections, was at the site of a fire. Approximately 40 yards away, a California Department of Corrections employee felled a large fir tree, and it struck a limb of an oak tree, which then fell. Employee #1 was struck by the top of the oak tree. He was hospitalized for fractures to his lower back.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, tree limb, back, tree, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125720607 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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