Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202023651 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Log

Accident: 202023651 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 08/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242768509/05/20080782Ross Tree Expert Co.
On August 29, 2008, Employee #1, a tree trimmer, was using a winch attached to a chipper, to remove logs from the ground of a large wooded area. When a log got hung up on debris, Employee #1 entered the safety zone in front of the log, instead of approaching the area behind the log. The log suddenly released itself from the debris and struck Employee #1 in the chest. Employee #1 apparently died as a result of the accident.
Keywords: chest, agriculture, log, chipper, struck by, winch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312427685 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.