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Accident: 124645.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree Limb And Is Killed

Accident: 124645.015 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 01/27/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1458948.01501/28/2020Fitzgerald Logging
At 11:00 a.m. on January 27, 2020, Employee #1 was cutting a poplar tree, as a coworker went for diesel fuel for the skidder. Employee #1 was cutting a large poplar tree with an Echo CS-800P chain saw when a limb of another tree wrapped in vines, broke striking Employee #1's head and fractured his skull. Employee #1 wore a hooded jacket and a baseball cap.
Keywords: struck by, head, fracture, tree felling, tree limb, chain saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1458948.015 63 M Fatality Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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