Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200620565 - Employee Killed When Impaled By Tree Branch
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|302485610||03/22/1999||2411||Danny Creasy Logging|
Employee #1 and two coworkers were engaged in logging operations. One coworker was using a skidder to drag a load, while Employee #1 and the other coworker were about 30 ft apart and using chain saws to fell trees. Employee #1 directed a tree so that it would fall between two other trees. As the tree went down, its branches became caught on those of the standing trees. One approximately 3 in. diameter branch snapped off and fell, impaling Employee #1 through the chest. Both coworkers administered first aid at the scene, but Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
|1||302485610||Fatality||Puncture||Occupation not reported|