Yeti Fire Hit by Tree (2022)

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Incident Date: 8/5/2022

[State]: California
[Date]: 08/4/2022
[Incident Type]: Hit by Tree

An IHC crewmember was struck by the top of a tree while assisting a faller. The individual was serving as the swamper, and the top of the tree broke off and impacted the individual’s hip. The crew member was evaluated by line medics and cleared; however the patient later sought medical attention for secondary infection associated by the splinters. The patient was referred to a medical center for a tertiary evaluation, and was released to full duty.

[This data was provided by the USFS Weekly Summary Report.]

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#HitbyTree
#Chainsaws
#FallingOperation

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