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Accident: 14225643 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14225643 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 06/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11240834906/26/19920783Gasline Services Inc.
An employee was cutting down the main trunk of a previously topped tree. The trunk stood about 5.5 meters high and had two main lateral limbs located about 2.4 meters above the ground. The employee made a cut about 1.7 meters above the ground on the north side of the tree and then cut the south side of the tree at the same height. As the tree started to fall, the employee turned to walk toward the south, away from the tree. The falling tree knocked him to the ground and against some previously cut tree stumps. The employee sustained chest and lung injuries for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: chest, lung, tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112408349 Hospitalized injury Other Forestry workers, except logging

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