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Accident: 78938.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 78938.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 08/13/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1085746.01508/14/2015Larry Jones Jr

At 11:30 a.m. on August 13, 2015, an employee finished felling a 55 feet, 19 inc h diameter poplar tree and walked approximately 10 feet in a 45 degree angle uph ill away from the stump. The employee was then struck in the head by a 4 inch di ameter, 18 feet 6 inch long tree limb which fell from another poplar tree locate d 7 feet 6 inches behind and to the east of the tree being felled. The limb fell from approximately 60 feet. The employee received head trauma and died.

Keywords: falling object, head, logging, struck by, tree felling, tree limb

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1085746.015 48 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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