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Accident: 14237796 - Struck And Killed By Rebounding Tree Limb

Accident: 14237796 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/20/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10179455008/21/19862411James Hays Logging
EMPLOYEE #1 WALKED TOO CLOSE TO A LODGED TREE WHICH WAS BEING PULLED DOWN BY A SKIDDER. PRESSURE WAS SUDDENLY RELEASED FROM A BENT LIMB OF THE LODGED TREE. THE LIMB SNAPPED BACK, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE TEMPLE AND KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101794550 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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