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Accident: 712885 - Employee Killed When Stuck By Log

Accident: 712885 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 10/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11574723010/31/19912421D R Johnson Lumber Co
At 7:30 a.m. on October 30, 1991, Employee #1 and coworkers were engaged in lateral yarding of blown down old growth timber over gradual slopes of 0 to 40 per cent using a standing skyline system with a dropline carriage. Employee #1 hooked a turn of two logs which measured 33 ft long by 13 in. diameter (choked 12 ft from the butt end) and 20 ft 6 in. by 15 in. diameter (choked 5 ft from butt). As Employee #1 and the crew walked away from the turn, the go-ahead signal was given. The hooktender told Employee #1 to stop because it was evident they were not in the clear. The rigging was stopped; however, the 33 ft long log had already begun to swing towards the crew. As the crew scattered, the log struck Employee #1 in the lower extremities, which causing massive trauma. The emergency medical plan was carried out promptly and Crest Ambulance responded. Employee #1 died en route to the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, yarding, log, work rules, struck by, choker, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115747230 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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