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Accident: 201621844 - Yarder Operator Is Hospitalized When Equipment Fails

Accident: 201621844 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 03/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30841639503/03/20052411Schaffer Logging Llc
At approximately 11 a.m. on March 2, 2005, an equipment operator for a logging company was operating a Thunderbird TMY-50 Yarder. As the load of logs was being transported to the landing by the yarder, there was a guyline failure. The remaining guylines twisted the yarder to the left. The cab was crushed pinning the operator in the cab. After the accident, the logging crew freed the operator from the cab and an ambulance transported the yarder operator to Bay Area Hospital. He was then airlifted to a trauma hospital in Portland. The equipment operator sustained serious facial, chest and leg injuries. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: chest, yarding, log, pinned, equipment operator, equipment failure, guy, face, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308416395 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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