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Accident: 201204716 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries When Struck By Tree

Accident: 201204716 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 06/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31478886006/28/20112411Davis Contract Cutting Inc
On June 27, 2011, Employee #1, a tree cutter, was falling a small clump of maples. An alder tree, 52 feet behind him, had broken off 14 feet from the ground and was leaning on itself, causing the natural break to be invisible to Employee #1. As he felled the trees, the broken alder snapped and fell on him. He sustained multiple injuries, including a broken left arm, broken ribs, bruised spleen, and a partially collapsed lung. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, lung, spleen, tree felling, tree, rib, struck by, arm, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314788860 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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