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Accident: 99392.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree And Sustains Fractured Ve

Accident: 99392.015 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 09/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267136.01509/29/2017Mark Carter Contracting Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on September 16, 2017, an employee was felling trees and it was at the end of the shift. The employee did not come back to the truck at the prearra nged time. The supervisor investigated and found the employee on the ground. The employee was approximately 10 feet from the last tree the employee cut. A tree, approximately 30 feet behind the employee, uprooted, fell, and struck the emplo yee. The employee sustained a fractured vertebrae and sternum.
Keywords: fracture, logger, logging, struck by, tree, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1267136.015 24 M Hospitalized injury

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