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Accident: 146150.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 146150.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/06/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1595311.01505/10/2022Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression Inc.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 6, 2022, an employee was bucking trees at Big Trees State Pa rk as part of a five-person work crew that was reducing the flammable fuel load in the South Grove Burn Unit. A coworker, the site lead, heard the cracking of a tree, yelled "tree" out to the crew. The employee, and his other coworkers, started to move away. As the employee was moving quickly away from his location , he was struck by the top of the tree and landed on his chest/face in the debri s. The employee was conscious and responsive, complaining of leg pain. As his coworkers were carrying him to meet with EMS, he went unconscious and later pron ounced dead at the site. The employee was killed as a result of internal bleedin g from multiple injuries.

Keywords: bucking, falling object, internal bleeding, internal injuries, struck by, tree, tree care

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1595311.015 26 M Fatality Firefighting occupations

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