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Accident: 118320.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree As It Falls And Is Killed

Accident: 118320.015 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 06/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409788.01506/20/2019Goad Lumber Company, Inc.
At 6:45 a.m. on June 20, 2019, an employee was cutting a 21-inch diameter tree with a STIHL MS 661C Chainsaw with a Rollomatic ES chainsaw bar. The blade was wedged between tree sections and the employee told his coworker to back up to relieve the tension in the chainsaw bar. When the tree was cut and it fell to the ground, a second tree was dislodged and fell to the ground striking the employee in the neck, head, and chest. The employee was killed.
Keywords: struck by, chest, neck, head, chain saw, tree felling, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1409788.015 58 M Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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