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Accident: 1000421 - Employee Killed When Struck By A Felled Tree

Accident: 1000421 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1847019510/19/19882411Roy Meadows Logging
Employee #1 felled a white pine and sawed off its limbs. The top of the tree had fallen between two locust trees, approximately 3 feet from the ground, causing tension on the felled tree. Standing on the west side of the felled tree, Employee #1 sawed off the top of the tree between the two locust trees. This released the tension, and the white pine sprang up against Employee #1 and knocked him backward approximately 10 feet. When his employer found him, he was on his back on the ground and the white pine was on his stomach. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: abdomen, tree felling, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18470195 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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