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Accident: 116502.015 - Falling Tree Kills Employee

Accident: 116502.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 05/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1403174.01505/23/2019Bob Ashcraft Logging
At 11:00 a.m. on May 22, 2019, an employee was timbering trees on a hillside. The employee made a hinge cut at the base of a large red oak tree. As the tree fell, another tree up the hill had vines intertwined in its canopy and was brought down with the oak tree. The other tree killed the employee when it struck the employee in the head, chest, right arm, and right leg.
Keywords: struck by, head, leg, chest, tree, tree felling, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1403174.015 40 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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