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Accident: 812156 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tree Section

Accident: 812156 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 01/16/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12657997801/20/19990831Peter Weske Timber,Inc.

Employee #1 was riding in the back of a pickup truck that was traveling on a logging road. The pickup passed behind a John Deere 643D feller-buncher that was harvesting trees. One tree in the head of the buncher broke, and a 38 ft section struck Employee #1. He was killed.

Keywords: clearance, tree felling, work rules, feller-buncher, tree, truck, tree section, struck by, pickup truck, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126579978 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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