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Accident: 14250088 - Logger Struck And Killed By Falling Tree Snag (Widow Maker)

Accident: 14250088 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/12/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
302800808/17/19872411Snowbird Lumber Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY A LODGED TREE WHICH BECAME LOOSE WHEN THE SUPPORTING TREE WAS BEING UNDERCUT. HE WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT TWO HOURS AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. HE WAS WORKING ALONE. HE COULD HAVE REQUESTED HELP FROM SOMEONE AT THE MARSHALLING YARD, WHICH WAS ONLY ABOUT 300 FEET AWAY, BE HE DID NOT.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, inexperience, tree, struck by, falling object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3028008 Fatality Puncture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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