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Accident: 43044.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree And Is Killed

Accident: 43044.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 04/08/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
899527.01504/08/2013A Street Logging

At 1:30 p.m. on April 8, 2013, Employee #1 was cutting a 19 inch tree adjacent t o a tree that had been cut but had not fallen. As the employee continued sawing into the second tree, the first tree suddenly fell and landed on the employee, c rushing him. A coworker found him several minutes later and used a Skidder to l ift the tree off of him. Employee #1 was killed by the crushing blow.

Keywords: crushed, skidder, struck by, tree, tree felling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 899527.015 32 M Fatality Chainsaw Operator

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