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Accident: 710988 - Employee Struck By Falling Fir Tree

Accident: 710988 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12373853608/10/19932411Leslie E Hahn Inc
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 9, 1993, Employee #1 fell a fir tree that was approximately 11 inches in diameter and 68 feet tall. The falling tree apparently struck a 10 inch diameter tan oak tree that caused it to kick back and swing sideways, striking Employee #1. He was pinned to the ground against rocks. Employee #1 sustained broken ribs, broken teeth, a punctured lung, a broken pelvis, and a broken hip. He was transported by a nearby logging helicopter to Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach and then airlifted by Mercy Flight to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.
Keywords: kick back, lung, tree, pelvis, rib, struck by, falling object, logging, hip, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123738536 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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