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Accident: 200450559 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 200450559 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/06/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30033498411/10/19982411Mack Welch Logging, Inc.

Employee #1 had just finished felling a white oak tree on a hill, and was waiting for the skidder to arrive. The skidder operator made eye contact with Employee #1, then picked up the tree. Due to the hilly terrain, the operator lost sight of Employee #1 for a period, but when he should have seen him again, he did not. He called out to Employee #1 and received no response. The operator rushed over to the area and found Employee #1 under a large rotten limb that had fallen from a nearby oak tree. The skidder operator and the foreman administered CPR, but were unable to revive him. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.

Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, cpr, struck by, falling object, logging

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300334984 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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