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Accident: 136168.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Branch

Accident: 136168.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 05/12/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1530696.01505/13/2021Searles Excavation Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on May 12, 2021, an employee worked to fell a red oak tree. At some point, a five-inch diameter branch sheared off and fell approximately thirty-fi ve feet onto the employee's head. The employee received a crush injury to the sk ull and was killed.
Keywords: crushed, falling object, head, skull, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree limb, tree shear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1530696.015 51 M Fatality Construction laborers

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