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Accident: 41339.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling And Is Killed

Accident: 41339.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 02/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
891556.01502/21/2013Best Logging

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on February 21, 2013, Employee #1 was using a Stihl MS660 chainsaw with a 24-in. bar. Employee #1 was not wearing a hard hat, leg, foot, eye or face protection. He felled a 70 foot tall white oak tree, 22-in. i n diameter, which became lodged in the top of surrounding trees. Approximately 8 feet away, he then felled an 81 foot by 25.5-in. diameter red oak tree. As th e red oak fell he retreated but was struck by the white oak tree that he felled earlier that was stuck. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: chain saw, crushed, falling object, hard hat, ppe, struck by, tree felling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 891556.015 44 M Fatality Chainsaw Operator

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