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Accident: 201201787 - Employee Struck By A Large Rock Suffers A Fractured Vertebra

Accident: 201201787 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/09/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30475296705/10/20022411Crown B Logging Inc
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on May 9, 2002, an employee who was working on rigging was struck by a rock that rolled down a 70-degree slope. The employee was part of a rigging crew that had just sent a turn of logs to a landing. As the rigging slinger turned towards the area of the next turn, he heard a large rock coming down the hill. The crew, aware of the danger took up positions of safety with the exception of this employee. He was not in a safe position when he was struck by a two-ton rock. The employee was struck in the lower back and was hospitalized with a fractured vertebra and hip.
Keywords: fracture, rigging, rock, back, struck by, vertebra, hip, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304752967 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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