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Accident: 511659 - Employee Killed When Struck And Crushed By Logs

Accident: 511659 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/15/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11187733808/15/19912411L. C. Logging Co., Inc.
At approximately 6:35 a.m. on August 15, 1991, Employee #1, a choker setter in a high lead yarding operation, was placing chokers around logs being cabled out of the woods. While the logs were being pulled to the high lead line (main cable line), Employee #1 was either struck by a small log that fell to the ground and knocked into him when a log that was being pulled out ran over the small log, or he was struck by a log or logs being pulled out of a turn. Employee #1 was killed. His body was transported to the Placer County coroner's department's morgue in Auburn.
Keywords: yarding, log, work rules, choker setter, crushed, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111877338 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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