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Accident: 201100708 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree

Accident: 201100708 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 10/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12567347510/29/19982411Pacific Timber Contracting

On October 29, 1998, Employee #1, a timber feller, was cutting trees. As the first cut tree fell to the ground, it brushed against another tree and bent its limbs to the ground, but did not break them. Employee #1 continued cutting the first tree's limbs, and also cut through the bent tree limbs. When the bent limb was cut, it sprang up and struck Employee #1 in the face, throwing him 15 feet, and killing him.

Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, struck by, flying object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125673475 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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