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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 cons truction company, were working in a wooded park. Employee #1 was driving a Yama ha Rhino 660 off-road utility vehicle on a dirt trail, and the three employees w ere clearing trees that had fallen on the trail. As Employee #1 drove up an inc line, a tree limb protruding onto the trail pierced the front of the vehicle's f irewall and struck Employee #1 in the stomach. Employee #1 was transported to t he hospital and admitted for treatment of internal hemorrhaging and multiple inj uries. He died July 19, 2019.
Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, hemorrhage, housekeeping, stomach, struck by, tree, tree limb, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1420757.015 38 M Fatality Roofers

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