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Logger killed by 41-foot pole sliding down steep hill.

Authors
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Source
Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, OR 2006-09-1, 2007 Oct; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20039382
Abstract
On March 21, 2006, a 21-year-old logger, working as a choker setter in a yarding operation, was killed by a pole sliding down the hillside from above. The rigging crew had just hooked a turn of logs to a skyline cable, and moved to a location in the clear of the turn as it moved to the landing. While the turn was heading uphill, a narrow 41-foot-long pole with a sharp end came sliding downhill toward the crew. The pole narrowly missed the rigging slinger. The choker setter was struck and impaled by the pole, and was carried about 27 feet downhill. The victim died shortly following the incident.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-education; Work-operations; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers
Contact
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park, L606, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Publication Date
20071004
Document Type
Other
Email Address
orface@ohsu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008324
Source Name
Logger Killed by 41-foot Pole Sliding Down Steep Hill
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Health and Science University
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