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Accident: 200980084 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Section

Accident: 200980084 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 12/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30070633012/11/19982411Wilcox Logging, Inc.

On December 10, 1998, Employee #1, a logger, felled a Douglas fir tree that scraped along the entire length of a standing tree as it fell. The standing tree already had a weakened section approximately 20 ft from the top due to a forked branch having fallen off some time in the past. Employee #1 continued to fell other trees in the area when the standing tree snapped at its weak point and the top section dropped on his head. He was knocked down against a fallen log, causing injuries to his chest and upper torso, from which he died.

Keywords: chest, head, tree felling, struck against, logger, tree section, struck by, falling object, logging

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300706330 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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