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Accident: 200630267 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tree Limb

Accident: 200630267 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 12/01/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11652303612/04/19982411Ls Logging Dba Lucy Spencer Logging

Employee #1 used a common notch to fell an oblong shaped poplar tree, estimated to be over 50 ft tall. A 65 ft limb of the poplar struck a birch tree that was 13 ft 6 in. away. The limb was knocked back toward Employee #1, who was struck on the head by a 5 in. diameter length of the limb. His hard hat was smashed and he died as a result of head injuries.

Keywords: kick back, head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, struck by, falling object, logging

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116523036 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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