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Accident: 14254197 - Employee Killed When Struck In The Head By A Falling Tree

Accident: 14254197 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1528078704/29/19872411Mike Goodwin Logging
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING TREES AT A LOGGING SITE. A PINE TREE WAS CUT BUT BECAME LODGED. THE EMPLOYEE AND A NEARBY LEADMAN FAILED TO REMOVE THE LODGED TREE BEFORE OTHER NEARBY TREES WERE CUT. AS EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO FINISH CLEARING OTHER TREES FROM THE AREA, THE LODGED TREE WAS FREED AND FELL. IT STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE HEAD AND SPINE, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15280787 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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