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Accident: 14323505 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 14323505 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 09/12/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10738691409/14/19892421Shaffer Bros. Lumber Company
Employee #1 was working on a logging operation in the woods cutting trees unobserved. The employer and coroner conjectured that Employee #1 had notched and cut through a tree, which did not fall. Employee#1 then apparently notched and cut a second tree so it would fall into the first tree so that both trees would come down. The second tree fell but did not bring down the first tree. Then, Employee #1 apparently started to trim the second tree, which was lying on the ground. While doing this, a limb broke off the first tree and struck and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, lumber, tree, struck by, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107386914 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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