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Inspection: 123726523 - Schroeder Cutting Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Salem

Nr: 123726523Report ID: 1054113Open Date: 02/25/1993

Schroeder Cutting Inc
Blm 2 Crooked Digits Sale 15 Miles Se Of
Silverton, OR 97381
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 19040 S Fernwood Rd, Molalla, OR 97038

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/25/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/25/1993

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170129902Event: 02/25/1993Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Snag
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on February 12, 1993, Employee #1, of Schroeder Cutting, Inc., was felling an average size tree of 24 in. diameter at breast height and 150 to 200 ft tall on a 20 percent slope. The limbs struck a 70 to 80 ft tall snag with a 10 in. diameter at breast height that was approximately 30 ft away from the stump of the tree being felled. The snag broke off at approximately 30 ft and fell back and struck the employee. He had not seen the snag as it was back in the timber. The snag hit Employee #1 in the upper body, injuring his sternum, ribs, and back. He blew his whistle and nearby fallers responded immediately. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital in a crummy.
Keywords: chest, tree felling, lodged tree, back, rib, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123726523 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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