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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111350922 - Oz Timber Falling

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111350922Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 04/15/1991

Oz Timber Falling
Sec 19 15n 2e
Vail, WA 98576
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 745, Napavine, WA 98565

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/25/1991
Close Case:04/25/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170001093Event: 04/05/1991Employee'S Leg Fractured By Falling Tree
Employee #1 felled a cottonwood tree and then a standing 24 inch alder tree. He had taped his first log off the alder and was beginning to buck it when one of the standing alders shattered and fell toward him. He was struck and sustained a compound open tibia-fibula fracture. It is assumed that the noise from Employee #1's saw prevented him from hearing the falling alder. He was transported to St. Peter's Hospital and intubated at arrival with three IV lines.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree, noise, struck by, falling object, logging, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111350922 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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