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Accident: 95158.015 - Employee Is Stuck By A Tree Limb And Suffers Several Injurie

Accident: 95158.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1211916.01502/21/2017Harvest Rgi, Llc
At 7:30 a.m. on February 21, 2017, the employee made several cuts to a tree with a chain saw and then walked behind a trackhoe that was to push the tree trunk o ver. The employee was struck by a tree limb that fell as the tree was pushed ov er. The employee received lacerations to the forehead, abrasions to the face, f ractures to the ribs, and abrasions to the fingers.
Keywords: bulldozer, chain saw, emergency response, falling object, struck by, tree felling, tree limb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1211916.015 46 M Fatality Chainsaw Operator FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause:

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