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Accident: 14321798 - Employee Is Struck And Killed While Felling Trees

Accident: 14321798 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 02/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604629302/18/19922421Ritenour Lumber Company
Employee #1 was felling a tree while working on a logging operation on a hill with a slope of about 45 to 50 degrees. He had cut his notch and was on the backside of the notch making his horizontal cut so that the tree would fall in the direction of the notch. Just as his saw got above the horizontal cut of the notch, the tree split and hit him in the stomach area. He died about 5 hours later on the operating table. The notch cut was not made correctly; the horizontal cut was about 2 to 2 1/2 inches past the point where the slant cut met the horizontal cut.
Keywords: tree felling, uneven ground, work rules, laceration, tree, struck by, slope, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116046293 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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