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Accident: 202490678 - Errant Log Fractures Logging Employee'S Ribs

Accident: 202490678 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/21/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582656008/24/20102411Steve Will'S Trucking & Logging Llc
Employee #1 was working for a logging contractor as a choker setter on a yarder. Chokers were set on the ends of logs so that they could be moved up the hillside to the landing at the yarder. Employee #1 had his back to the load of logs ("a turn") being moved up to the yarder, when the turn hit a stump. One of the logs upended and turned sideways, striking Employee #1 on the back. Employee #1 sustained three fractured ribs. He was not paying attention to the turn going in, and he was too close to the turn as it was moving.
Keywords: fracture, log, back, choker setter, logger, rib, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125826560 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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