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Accident: 14347264 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14347264 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 09/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10105382509/09/19862411Morris Timber Company
A LOGGING COMPANY WAS FELLING TIMBER, PREPARING A LOADING AREA NEXT TO A DIRT ROAD. A JOHN DEERE 444C FELLER-BUNCHER WAS BEING USED. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS STANDING ON THE DIRT ROAD, PICKED UP A HUSQVAINA "FLAT BAT" CHAIN SAW AND WALKED INTO THE WOODS. HE STARTED TO LIMB A TREE WHICH HAD JUST BEEN FELLED. WHILE HE WAS LIMBING THE TREE, ANOTHER TREE, FELLED BY THE FELLER-BUNCHER OPERATOR, STRUCK HIM IN THE AREA OF THE RIGHT SHOULDER. HE SUSTAINED MASSIVE INTERNAL INJURIES AND DIED. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN WORKING 66 FEET, 7 INCHES FROM THE FELLER-BUNCHER.
Keywords: tree felling, limbing, feller-buncher, tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101053825 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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