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Accident: 202490934 - Employee Is Injured When Felling Tree

Accident: 202490934 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582694112/17/20101611Ca Transportation - Humboldt - Tree Maint
On December 6, 2010, Employee #1 was working for the California Department of Transportation as a tree maintenance worker. Employee #1 felled a tree at the edge of a state highway. The felled tree struck another tree as it fell, and the felled tree kicked back and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 was struck in the chest and received lacerations to his chest, liver, and kidney, as well as fractured ribs on his right side.
Keywords: chest, fracture, tree felling, liver, laceration, rib, kidney
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125826941 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Other

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