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Accident: 14204523 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14204523 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 09/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1503277409/27/19852411Mike D Coop
ON SEPTEMBER 20, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 8 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 FELLED A GREEN DOUGLAS FIR TREE INTO STANDING MAPLE AND ALDER TREES. THE TREE WAS 120 FEET HIGH, WITH A STUMP DIAMETER OF 19 INCHES. THE BUTT END OF THE FELLED TREE KICKED BACK ACROSS THE STUMP, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE LEFT SIDE AND PINNING HIM TO THE GROUND. FOGGY CONDITIONS AT THE TIME MAY HAVE HIDDEN THE HAZARD TO THE EMPLOYEE.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, torso, tree, struck by, logging, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15032774 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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