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Accident: 14315964 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14315964 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 01/31/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10935977802/10/19972411Forestry For Wheeland Lumber Co
A self-employed contract logger was felling trees, which he sold to a lumber company on a contract basis. The logger ran his company as a sole proprietorship, and he had no employees. As the logger was cutting down a tree, it fell and struck a second tree, which then fell on him and killed him. Deep snow in the area had impeded his escape.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109359778 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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