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Accident: 14242267 - Employee Killed When Struck By Limb Of Falling Tree

Accident: 14242267 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 06/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30038444306/22/19987363Tri-County Private Industry Council, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker, both aged 18, were felling trees. The coworker was cutting down an approximately 80 ft tall dead oak tree when it twisted and failed to land as planned. Instead, as the tree fell, one of its branches struck Employee #1 on the head, killing him. Employee #1 was wearing his hard hat.
Keywords: clearance, head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, inexperience, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300384443 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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