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Accident: 201620416 - Employee'S Arms And Face Mutilated By Logging Cables

Accident: 201620416 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 05/19/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30296791405/30/20002411Don Whitaker Logging & Hauling Inc
Employee #1, a logger, believing that the skyline had been slackened, was releasing the support line to the intermediate support tree jack. As he loosened the U-bolts to render the slack through and lower the jack, one of the U-bolts came apart and Employee #1 leaned over to pick up the parts. As he did this, the sklyine began moving toward the tailholt, creating severe downward pressure on the tree jack. The jack support line stripped under Employee #1's arms and around the tree, and the choker bell at the end of the line whipped up and struck him in the face. Employee #1's arms and face were severely injured, and he was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Keywords: logger, struck by, arm, face, logging, choker, cable logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302967914 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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