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Accident: 201700739 - Employee'S Shoulder And Ribs Fractured By Felled Tree

Accident: 201700739 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 06/28/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30330959507/05/20002411John M Sanford Inc
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on June 28, 2000, Employee #1, a log cutter for John M. Sanford, Inc., was felling trees on the Durfey timber sale, a private site on Lower Basket mountain, northeast of Weston, OR. He felled a 50 ft high pine tree, with a 16 in. stump. uphill onto open ground, watched it go over and turned to go to the next tree. However, the felled tree was limby and sprang back off the ground and down the hill. The butt end of the felled tree struck Employee #1 from behind on the left shoulder. He suffered a fractured shoulder blade, fractured ribs, and a punctured lung, and was knocked down the hill. After attempting to walk to get help, Employee #1 blew his whistle to summon coworkers. He was rescued and transported to St. Anthony's Hospital in Pendleton, and later, transferred to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, tree felling, tree, logger, rib, struck by, logging, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303309595 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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