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Accident: 130746.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 130746.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499964.01510/28/2020Blair County Resource Recovery Facility, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on October 28, 2020, an employee was operating a Husqvarna chain s aw felling a an 80 year old, approximately 40 foot tall dead oak tree. The dead tree fell into 3 live trees which caused several large limbs to break off and fa ll on top of the employee, killing him.
Keywords: back cut, chain saw, crushed, falling object, head, logging, ppe, struck against, struck by, training, tree, tree felling, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1499964.015 64 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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