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Accident: 1000314 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 1000314 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1854789310/12/19902411Greg Posey
Employee #1 was employed as a sawman by a company that was cutting timber for saw logs for local sawmills. The site was approximately 200 yards from SR 1505, Boonville, NC. The land was flat to gently rolling. The employee had previously cut two poplar trees that had not been brought to the ground. A third poplar tree was cut that was 84 ft long with a base diameter of 16 in. The first two poplar trees were then felled. When the third poplar was felled, it hit a 71 ft pine tree. The pine tree fell, broke into three pieces, and hit the employee in the head. Employee #1 died the next day of head injuries.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18547893 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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