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Accident: 201622545 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Log

Accident: 201622545 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 05/02/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31217563105/05/20082411Riverside Logging Inc
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on May 2, 2008, Employee #1 and Employee #2, a rigging crew of Riverside Logging Incorporated, were presetting the logs to be gathered. They had already set three or four turns that morning. Employee #1, the Choker Setter, was setting logs approximately 20 ft from the closet log set, attached to a drop line. Employee #2, the Rigging Slinger, had hooked the previously set chokers to the engine. Employee #2 communicated to Employee #1 that he was ready to go ahead on the turn. Employee #1 acknowledged the communication and gave his permission to proceed. Employee #2 ran the carriage ahead and signaled to Employee #1 to pick-up the drop line. As the turn pivoted, a log closet to Employee #1 struck his right arm. He was transported to the hospital and admitted for surgery for a fractured bone.
Keywords: fracture, rigging, log, choker setter, logger, struck by, arm, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312175631 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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