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Accident: 201201043 - Employee Injured When Struck In Chest By Flying Log

Accident: 201201043 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 04/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30317456904/28/20002411Kelley Bros Inc
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on April 27, 2000, Employee #1, a choker setter, had pulled and set his chokers and was asked by the rigging slinger if he was in the clear. Employee #1 said he thought he was and the slinger gave the go-ahead whistle to begin the turn that would haul out the logs. As the choked logs began to move, one of them became caught behind a stump. The pressure on the log increased until it snapped loose and catapulted toward Employee #1, striking his upper body. He sustained fractured ribs that caused his lungs to collapse.
Keywords: fracture, lung, log, caught by, choker setter, logger, rib, struck by, flying object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303174569 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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