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Accident: 14342752 - Employee Crushed By Falling Tree

Accident: 14342752 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 06/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1839514506/23/19890783John Phelps & Sons Property Maintenance
On June 22, 1989, Employee #1 was cutting a tree, about 35-feet long and about 16 inches in diameter. A bull rope was in use during the tree felling operation. Two other employees pulled on ropes and as the tree began to fall, a gust of wind twisted it. Employee #1 ran under the falling tree to get to a rope that he was concerned the tree would fall on. The tree crushed him.
Keywords: high wind, tree felling, crushed, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18395145 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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