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Accident: 118621.015 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Tree Limb

Accident: 118621.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 07/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420757.01508/05/2019Westwind Construction, Llc
At 2:15 p.m. on July 18, 2019, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by a construction company, were working in a wooded park. Employee #1 was driving a Yamaha Rhino 660 off-road utility vehicle on a dirt trail, and the three employees were clearing trees that had fallen on the trail. As Employee #1 drove up an incline, a tree limb protruding onto the trail pierced the front of the vehicle's firewall and struck Employee #1 in the stomach. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of internal hemorrhaging and multiple injuries. He died July 19, 2019.
Keywords: struck by, tree limb, construction vehicle, hemorrhage, housekeeping, construction, vehicle, tree, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1420757.015 38 M Fatality Puncture Roofers

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