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Accident: 937136 - Tree Feller Struck In Head By Falling Tree Stump

Accident: 937136 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 01/09/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10745878801/09/19922411Chabot & Sons Logging
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS IN THE PROCESS OF FELLING A TREE WHEN THE TREE STARTED TO SPLIT. THE EMPLOYEE TRIED TO CUT MORE IN THE FELLING CUT TO SAVE MORE OF THE TREE FOR LUMBER. HE HESITATED TOO LONG IN BEGINNING HIS RETREAT TO A SAFE AREA. THE TREE SPLIT OFF, THE STUMP STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS HEAD. HE SUFFERED A FRACTURE OF THE NOSE AND SOME OTHER FACIAL BONE FRACTURES.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, work rules, nose, tree, struck by, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107458788 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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