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Accident: 202675682 - Employee Is Struck By Tree, Later Dies

Accident: 202675682 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/10/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582778201/10/20142411Gary Jurin Dba Gary Jurin Logging
On January 10, 2014, Employee #1, a choker setter, was working at a yarder logging site when he was struck by a tree which was pulled over after becoming entangled with a choker line. The choker was dangling from the yarder's carriage which was returning back downhill on the skyline after completing a turn. The choker pulled over a dead but standing tree which subsequently struck the employee. Emergency Medical Service was called, and was they transported the employee to an area hospital. Employee #1 died in route to the hospital.
Keywords: tree, choker cable, struck by, entangled, choker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125827782 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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