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Accident: 96885.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree Branch And Is Killed

Accident: 96885.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 06/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1242027.01506/22/2017Dodrill Trucking Llc

At 3:30 p.m. on June 21, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were removing felled t rees. Employee #1, who was a dozer operator and tasked with hooking up felled tr ees to the dozers winch cable for removal. During work, the coworker observed a marked red oak tree. The coworker called Employee #1's attention to the marked tree. Employee #1 relocated the dozer into a ravine in preparation of the cowor ker to cut down the marked tree. After the tree was on the ground, Employee #1 w as affixing the dozer wench, when a dead limb from an adjacent red oak fell and struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was transported from the area to the base of the hill by the employer, where emergency service personnel were standi ng by. However, Employee #1 was determined dead before service could be rendered .

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

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1242027.015 58 M Fatality Diver

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