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Accident: 14209076 - Struck By Falling Tree Snag

Accident: 14209076 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 08/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
306590108/16/19852411Richard L Clark Logging Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 12:45 PM ON AUGUST 15, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY A FALLING SNAG. HE WAS TRYING TO FELL A WHITE FIR TREE AT THE GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER SALE, 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF LA GRANDE, OREGON. WHEN THE WHITE FIR TREE HIT THE GROUND, IT LANDED ON A LARGE, PARTIALLY BURIED BOULDER, JARRING THE GROUND AND A 14 INCH DIAMETER RED FIR SNAG. THE JOLT BROKE THE SNAG OFF 8 FEET, 2 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. THE 38 FOOT LONG TOP PORTION FELL TO THE GROUND, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 ON HIS RIGHT SIDE.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, vibrations, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3065901 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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