Accident Report Detail
Accident: 146833.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Log Skidder
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1600801.015||06/08/2022||Locust Hill Llc|
At 10:30 a.m. on June 7, 2022, an employee was felling a 24-foot diameter maple tree on a forested hillside with a slope of approximately 20 to 25 degrees. The employee was skidding the trees out with a John Deer 748H log skidder. When th e chainsaw he was using became pinched in the tree, the employee positioned the skidder uphill from the tree to support or put pressure on the tree and exited t he skidder to retrieve the chainsaw. It is unclear if he engaged the parking bra ke on the skidder. The tree fell and the skidder rolled forward approximately 12 feet, crushing the employee under the right tires. The employee was killed aft er sustaining multiple crushing injuries.
|1||1600801.015||62||M||Fatality||Timber cutting and logging occupations|