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Accident: 200370203 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 200370203 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30176193811/04/19987363C & C Services, Llc

Employees #1 and #2 were felling a hurricane-damaged tree that had cracked and partially broken off approximately 8 ft to 10 ft above ground level. The top portion of the damaged tree was leaning into neighboring trees. The employees were cutting the tree from the bottom when it broke free and the bottom part toppled onto them. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.

Keywords: tree felling, tree, struck by, falling object, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301761938 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 301761938 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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