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Accident: 92862.015 - Employee Struck By Falling Tree Trunk And Is Killed

Accident: 92862.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 02/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1208107.01502/06/2017Shc Cove Corporation

At 12:18 p.m. on February 3, 2017, an employee was working with a Deere 50D mini excavator pushing a trunk over from an 87 foot tall pine tree. The employee st opped work on that trunk and went to another trunk and started to expose the roo t ball. Coworkers saw the original tree leaning towards the employee and yelled to him. The employee began backing away from the falling tree, left the ROP ca b of the excavator, and was immediately struck by the tree trunk. The employee was killed when hit by the trunk.

Keywords: excavator, struck by, tree felling
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 0 0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1208107.015 44 M Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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