Accident Report Detail
Accident: 102449.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree Limb And Later Dies
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1289581.015||01/24/2018||Price Wood Products, Inc.|
At 1:15 p.m. on August 25, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were felling trees f or land development. Employee #1 had already cut the first tree down, and it ha d fallen into the second tree. Employee #1 instructed the coworker to use the sk id steer to pull out the bottom of the second tree. During this process, a bran ch approximately 2.5 feet in circumference fell from approximately 25 feet, stri king Employee #1 in the head and body. The employee sustained a brain bleed, mul tiple contusions, fracture of the back and neck, a broken clavicle, scapula, and ribs on the right side, as well as a fractured femur of the right leg. The empl oyee was hospitalized for his injures, and died four months later.