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Accident: 14312599 - Employee Killed When Tree Limb Pushed Him Onto A Rock

Accident: 14312599 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 05/24/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10653402705/25/19882421Mcgraw Lumber Co. Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CUTTING TIMBER. AS HE COMPLETED FELLING ONE TREE AND STARTED TO WALK AWAY, THE FALLING TREE STRUCK A LIMB ON A DEAD TREE. THE LIMB BENT, THEN SNAPPED BACK, BROKE OFF AND FELL, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE BACK. THE BLOW KNOCKED HIM FORWARD AND SENT HIM SPRAWLING ONTO A LARGE ROCK. HIS HEAD STRUCK THE ROCK, CAUSING A SKULL FRACTURE WHICH KILLED HIM INSTANTLY.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, tree limb, back, tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106534027 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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