Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 202076931 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|309413078||11/14/2005||2411||113310||Hildebran Logging Co.|
Abstract: On November 14, 2005, Employees with Hildebran Logging Company were logging along a creek that ran from North to South. Employee #1 was manually felling trees with a chain saw on the eastern side of the creek. A coworker investigated after he had not heard or observed Employee #1 for approximately 10 to 20 minutes. Employee #1 was found lying on his back, unconscious and unresponsive, located near the creek at the bottom of an embankment, approximately 10 ft from a tree he felled. He sustained a cervical vertebra fracture, and was killed. There were no witnesses to the incident. A search of the area produced a damaged chain saw with small parts lying on the ground, a scuffed hard hat, displaced vines and broken tree limbs. Heavy underbrush and small trees surrounded the tree felling/injury site. No path was cleared through the underbrush for retreat, and vines were interwoven through several tree limbs that created overhead hazards which were not addressed by Employee #1 prior to felling the tree.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||309413078||Fatality||Fracture||Timber cutting and logging occupations|