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Accident: 142006.015 - Employee Is Struck In Head By Falling Tree, Later Dies

Accident: 142006.015 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 07/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1569091.01512/16/20210782150756 - Kevin Cranford
On July 17, 2021, an employee was working for a tree service and was struck on t he head by a falling tree. When EMS arrived, the employee was dazed and confused with multiple injuries to the head, spine and arms. The employee was transporte d to the hospital and diagnosed with quadriplegia and required a ventilator to b reath. Over the course of the next month, the employee developed multiple compli cations and died on August 29, 2021.
Keywords: arm, blunt force, blunt force trauma, brain, falling object, head, paralysis, respiratory, respiratory tract, skull, spine, struck by, tree, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1569091.015 44 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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