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Accident: 14237879 - Employee Struck In Leg By Falling Tree

Accident: 14237879 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 11/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10324803511/04/19862411Rex Timber, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1, A TREE FELLER, WAS CUTTING A TREE. AS THE TREE CLEARED THE STUMP, EMPLOYEE #1 RETREATED ABOUT 11 FEET. HOWEVER, AS THE TREE WAS FALLING IT STRUCK ANOTHER STANDING TREE AND KICKED BACK. THE BUTT END OF THE FALLING TREE STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE LEG. THE SEVERITY IN THE INJURY WAS SUCH THAT THE LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED. THE EMPLOYEE DIED ABOUT 3 WEEKS LATER OF APPARENT KIDNEY FAILURE.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, tree felling, tree, struck by, kidney, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103248035 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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