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Accident: 202492492 - Employee Sustains Fractures While Escaping Falling Tree

Accident: 202492492 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/29/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457350210/06/20112411Clinton Adams Dba Stump It Logging & Timber Fallin
At approximately 4:50 p.m. on August 29, 2011, Employee #1, an experienced timber faller, was falling trees for a helicopter pick operation. Employee #1 stated the he made a "proper cut", just a little "high stumped". He was standing up hill on his back cut, but the tree kicked back. He had established an escape route prior to the cut. As he was getting out of the way, he lost his footing and fell. He was pinned between two trees and used a whistle for communication, which alerted a coworker to his location. He sustained multiple fractures and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, caught between, tree, fall, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314573502 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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