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Accident: 108375.015 - Employee Is Struck By Uprooted Tree During Aerial Drop Of Fi

Accident: 108375.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1339853.01508/16/2018Draper City Fire Department
At 5:00 p.m. on August 13, 2018, an employee was viewing an aerial drop of flame retardant onto a stand of Douglas Fir trees. During one drop, the flame retardant struck forest trees, uprooting them. The employee was struck by one or several of these trees and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, crushed, fire fighter, fire extinguisher, tree shear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1339853.015 42 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Fire Fighter

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