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Accident: 710426 - Employee Struck By Falling Snag

Accident: 710426 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 06/26/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10823907006/26/19902411A & P Logging Inc
At approximately 5:45 a.m. on June 1, 1990, Employee #1, a choker setter with A&P Logging, Inc., had hooked the choker to the bull line of a D7 tractor and moved to the skid road before the tractor operator started to winch the turn. Either the bull line or the choker cable rubbed up against a standing 40 ft snag that was near the turn, causing it to fall toward Employee #1. Employee #1, who was facing the turn, was struck by the snag approximately 26 ft from its base. Emergency help was summoned and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted.
Keywords: lodged tree, choker setter, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108239070 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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