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Accident: 136943.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck In Head By Falling Dead Tree

Accident: 136943.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 07/07/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1540599.01507/08/2021Mikhail Kochin
At 04:15 p.m. on July 07, 2021, an employee was felling a 10-inch diameter tree that was supporting an approximately 12-inch diameter dead limb of undetermined length from an adjacent tree 30-feet in the air. The 10-inch tree fell freeing u p the limb causing the limb to strike the employee's head. The employee was kill ed. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head, nec k, and torso.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, falling object, head, neck, struck by, torso, tree felling, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1540599.015 43 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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