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Accident: 131268.015 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Tree, Later Dies

Accident: 131268.015 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491847.01508/31/20200783146298 - Robert Steven Wingate
At 12:00 a.m. on January 20, 2020, an employee was found in the backyard of the location by EMS personnel. According to the "Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner", the employee was lying unresponsive on the ground with an open head i njury and right lower leg fractures secondary to a 14-inch in diameter tree havi ng fallen on him as he was attempting to cut it down. The employee was transpor ted to the hospital and it was revealed that he had multiple traumatic injuries. The employee was admitted to the surgical intensive care unit, where he died f rom his injuries.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, head, leg, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree trimming, unresponsive
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491847.015 62 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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