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Accident: 202719092 - Worker Struck And Killed While Tree Felling

Accident: 202719092 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/16/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31735163301/16/20140783Robert'S Tree And Landscaping Service

At approximately 9:56 a.m. on January 16, 2014, Employee #1, a 42-year-old male owner of Robert's Tree and Landscaping Service, was felling a tree. Employee #1 used a chain saw to cut a notch in the front of the tree. He also did a back cut and another notch on the tree at the same time the tree was rigged with two ropes, one connected to a stump and another rope wrapped around a stump and run through a pulley and connected to the Bobcat. The bobcat operator was told to pull up with the rope attached. The tree kicked out and struck and pinned Employee #1 against an adjacent tree. Employee #1 died from unspecified (body) injuries received in this event.

Keywords: tree felling, tree stumping, rope, tree skidding, chain saw, pinned, skidder

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317351633 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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