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Accident: 118029.015 - Logging Employee Is Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 118029.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 06/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1416067.01506/27/2019Donald & Sons Logging Corporation
At 9:00 a.m. on June 27, 2019, an employee was cutting down a 75 foot, 24 inch d iameter cherry tree. The employee retreated approximately 15 feet and watched th e cherry tree fall. As the cherry tree fell, it impacted the top section of a n earby beech tree causing it to break and fall onto the employee. The impact res ulted in fatal crushing injuries to chest and head.
Keywords: chest, crushed, head, struck by, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1416067.015 24 M Fatality Forestry and conservation scientists

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