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Accident: 14343644 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14343644 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/19/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10644121508/21/19922411Anderson And Prescott Logging
Employee #1, who was felling hardwood saw timber, had back cut and under cut several trees in the work area. He had left the trees standing with less than 10 percent of the trees' fibers supporting the weight of the trees while he continued limbing and topping other trees that had been felled. As Employee #1 topped an oak, a previously cut ash tree, approximately 50 to 60 ft away, fell and struck him around the head and shoulders. He was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, shoulder, tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106441215 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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