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Accident: 142126.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 142126.015 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 12/20/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1569677.01512/21/2021Lynn Construction, Llc

At 1:45 p.m. on December 20, 2021, an employee removed a wedged chainsaw bound i n a tree using an excavator. As the employee walked away with the chainsaw, the tree fell and struck the employee from behind. The employee received several bon e fractures and contusions that led to death from a heart attack.

Keywords: chain saw, contusion, excavator, falling object, fracture, heart attack, struck by, tree
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1569677.015 59 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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