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Accident: 201623337 - Logger'S Leg Is Injured When Struck By Log

Accident: 201623337 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 10/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31593257411/01/20112411Tower Timber Services Inc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 27, 2011, Employee #1 was setting chokers on a cable logging side. A PSY 200 yarder was in use with a live skyline and motorized carriage. The crew had set a turn of three logs and retreated to their respective positions. When the go-ahead signal was given, the rigging slinger was behind the turn, Employee #1 was above him, and a second rigger was sitting down about 50 ft ahead of and above the turn. As the turn moved ahead, a log in the turn swung towards Employee #1 as he blew a stop whistle and crawled backwards uphill. A log in the turn struck him and crushed his lower leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized for severe lacerations.
Keywords: signalman, log, choker setter, laceration, logger, choker cable, struck by, logging, choker, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315932574 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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