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Accident: 109295006 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Top

Accident: 109295006 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 02/06/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10929500602/12/19977997Reynolds Plantation
Employee #1 cut down a tree that struck another tree as it fell. The top of the second tree was dead, and it broke off and fell on top of him. Employee #1 died about an hour later.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 100 100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109295006 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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