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Accident: 202441093 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Flying Piece Of Wood

Accident: 202441093 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/14/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745704406/09/20050783Washburn Grove Management
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on May 14, 2005, Employee #1, a foreman working on a slash clearing project, was walking about 200 feet behind an operating Fecon BullHog mulching machine attached to a Hendrix Masticator track machine, Model Number 575. The mulching machine kicked out a piece of wood approximately the size of a baseball bat that cart-wheeled toward Employee #1 and struck him in his legs, knocking him to the ground. He suffered a compound fracture to his right leg and a laceration to his left leg. He was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA, where he was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, wood chips, laceration, struck by, flying object, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307457044 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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