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Accident: 14203947 - Struck By Falling Tree Which Had Been Lodged

Accident: 14203947 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 09/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
308878809/05/19852411Tall Fir Cutters Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 FELLED A 15 INCH DIAMETER FIR TREE WHICH FELL IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION TO THAT INTENDED. IT LODGED IN TWO STANDING TREES. EMPLOYEE #1 THEN STARTED TO FELL A LARGER FIR TREE INTO THE HUNG TREE TO KNOCK IT DOWN. AS EMPLOYEE #1 STARTED TO FELL THE LARGER TREE, THE SMALLER, HUNG TREE FELL, STRIKING HIM. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3088788 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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