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Accident: 127887.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Log

Accident: 127887.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/01/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1477251.01506/04/20200783111052 - That Tree Feller Llc
At 1:57 p.m. on or about June 1, 2020, a crew consisting of Employee # 1, a tree trimmer, and Coworker # 1 and Coworker # 2, two cleanup members, were called to a private residence to remove a maple tree. Employee # 1 was in a bucket with a chainsaw cutting down the limbs while Coworker # 1 and Coworker # 2 picked up t he debris. The crew removed the brush and was in the process of blocking down th e limbs to the inner tree log. Employee # 1 started to walk into the drop zone a nd the other two Coworkers called to him to come back. Employee #1 stopped walk ing, turned around, and a log came down and struck him. Employee #1 was transpo rted to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, falling object, log, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree limb, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477251.015 36 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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