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Accident: 712489 - Employee Killed By Falling Rock

Accident: 712489 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 12/14/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10823986412/14/19902411Southern Oregon Skyline Logging Corp
On December 14, 1990, Employee #1 was setting chokers in a high lead logging system with a Madill 071 yarder. The employees were working on steep ground with a lot of loose rocks and boulders above them. Employee #1 was going over to help the hooktender pull haywire when a moving rock was discovered coming downhill at them. The employees were running for cover when Employee #1 was struck in the head by the rock. Employees in the area rushed to assist Employee #1 but he was apparently already dead.
Keywords: head, rock, steep grade, choker setter, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108239864 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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