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Accident: 14252175 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14252175 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
304955812/19/19889224Vander Fire Department
Employee #1 and his coworkers had finished fighting a woods fire. Employee #1 was standing in a cleared field taking equipment back to the fire station. It was already dark. A fire lane plow approached the field with a lot of undergrowth in front of the plow. The operator saw a pine tree burning approximately 12 ft from its base. Thinking the tree was a snag, the operator decided to push the tree into the fire area. Part of the pine tree fell into the open field where Employee #1 stood. The tree struck him on the back of his head and knocked him to the ground. He sustained a concussion and was killed.
Keywords: firefighter, head, obstructed view, work rules, tree, struck by, concussion, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3049558 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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