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Accident: 201622297 - Employee Is Fractures Pelvis When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 201622297 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 05/30/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31086934206/19/20079621State Of Oregon Department Of Transportation
On May 30, 2007, an employee fell a root sprung oak down hill then moved onto falling a large Madrone tree that overhung Highway 46 at milepost 15.5 on "Caves Highway". The crew prepped the site by clearing brush and adding dirt to area uphill and adjacent to Madrone tree. The employee put in face cut and then moved to put in back cut. As he brought the back cut around, the holding wood/tree "popped" and broke free of stump. The butt of the tree struck the employee, drove him back and then pinned him to ground. The tree was removed and the employee was transported to medical facility for treatment of fractured pelvis. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree, pelvis, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310869342 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, motor vehicle operators

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