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Accident: 14224497 - Employee Killed When Lodged Tree Struck Him On His Head

Accident: 14224497 -- Report ID: 0355115 -- Event Date: 09/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1738561802/22/19882411Carpenter Brothers
EMPLOYEE #1 CUT A TREE WHICH LODGED IN ANOTHER TREE AS IT FELL. EMPLOYEE #1 THEN DECIDED TO CUT DOWN THE SECOND TREE. WHEN THE TREE HE WAS CUTTING MOVED OR BEGAN TO FALL, THE LODGED TREE DISLODGED AND FELL ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, STRIKING HIM IN THE HEAD. HE DIED OF ACUTE HEAD TRAUMA.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17385618 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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