Accident Report Detail
Accident: 64469.015 - Logger Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
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At 9:44 a.m. on July 10, 2014, a employee was working for a logging firm. He was using a chain saw to remove small tree limbs from a felled tree. He was working in a creek bottom area that had been flooded numerous times due to normal sprin g and summer rains. He was on dry ground. There was a pin oak 1 meter (40 inches ) in diameter nearby. It was in saturated soil. It became uprooted and fell, str iking the employee. The employee was facing the other way. The employee sustaine d multiple skull fractures. Both his clavicles were broken, and he sustained a c ompound fracture in one leg that severed the femoral artery. He was killed. No c oworker was in the area at the time of the incident.