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Accident: 95682.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree During Felling Operation

Accident: 95682.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 02/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1216141.01502/27/2017Townsend Tree Service
At 4:15 p.m. on February 22, 2017, an employee was operating a come along to help guide a tree being felled. The tree being felled struck another tree that was uprooted and struck the employee. He was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries that included fractures to his shoulder and ribs, as well as a punctured lung.
Keywords: tree trimming, lung, power lines, fracture, falling object, chain saw, tree, shoulder, struck by, rib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1216141.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Fracture

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