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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202491775 Event: 06/14/2011Employee Is Injured By Falling Tree
On June14, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a timber faller for Pacific Timber. Employee #1 had felled six to eight trees, which brushed against other trees as they fell. Employee #1 then felled one of the brushed trees. As Employee #1 felled the tree, he did not see or notice a small tree approximately eight inches in diameter of the tree he was felling. The tree struck a small tree as it fell; the top of the small tree broke off approximately 12 to 14 feet above the ground. The top sprung back striking Employee #1 in the back, fracturing several ribs, 3 vertebrae, his ankle and lower right leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree limb, back, tree, rib, struck by, tree trimming, ankle, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125827659 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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