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Accident: 104435.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 104435.015 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 03/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1306470.01504/03/2018Dale Seals
At 8:00 a.m. on March 30, 2018, an employee was cutting small saplings and toppi ng trees which had been previously felled utilizing a chainsaw. The employee fel led an 85 foot tall tree which struck nearby trees as it was falling. This resul ted in the base of the falling tree rebounding outward and upwards towards the e mployee. The base of the tree struck the employee from behind. The employee was struck in the upper body and head by the tree. The employee died.
Keywords: head, struck by, tree, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1306470.015 31 M Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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