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Accident: 117402.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree

Accident: 117402.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 06/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405828.01506/05/2019Sogle Property, Llc
At 4:15 p.m. on June 4, 2019, an employee was cutting down a yellow birch tree u sing a Husqvarna 445 Rancher chainsaw (Serial Number 091100280). The yellow birc h tree had a larger fallen basswood tree lodged on top of it. The employee made a cut in the yellow birch approximately 8 ft and 6 in above the ground. This cau sed the larger basswood tree to fall, striking the employee and pinning him unde rneath. The employee sustained fatal blunt force trauma of the torso as well as fractures of ribs and pelvis.
Keywords: crushed, fracture, pelvis, pinned, rib, struck by, torso, tree, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1405828.015 56 M Fatality

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