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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 793653 - Two Employees Injured When Struck By Log

Accident: 793653 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 09/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12670001209/18/19952411Gustafson Logging Co
Employee #1, a choker setter, and Employee #2, a rigging slinger, of Gustafson Logging Co., were moving ahead and below the next turn to be yarded to a landing. After the carriage had picked the turn up, the signal was given to go ahead. The turn closest to the workers was a bonus with three logs. As the turn started toward the landing, the top log came around perpendicular to the skyline, striking Employee #1 and brushing Employee #2. Employee #1 sustained a head injury and a fractured jaw and arm. He was transported to a hospital in Astoria, OR, and then transferred to Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR. Employee #2 sustained bruises on his back left side, but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: clearance, fracture, yarding, unsecured, log, work rules, choker setter, struck by, logging, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126700012 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations
2 126700012 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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