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Accident: 14347280 - Employee Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14347280 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 10/06/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10105397310/08/19862411William Jackson Dba William Jackson
ON OCTOBER 6, 1986, AT APPROXIMATELY 1:45 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A HUSQUAVARNA 181 CHAIN SAW TO FELL AN OAK TREE WHICH WAS 14 INCHES IN DIAMETER. ABOUT FIVE FEET AWAY, THERE WAS A LODGED TREE TOP CAUGHT IN ANOTHER OAK TREE. THE OAK TREE THAT WAS FELLED BUMPED AND FREED THE LODGED TREE TOP. THIS TREE TOP FELL AND BLOCKED THE RETREAT OF EMPLOYEE #1. AS A RESULT, HE WAS STRUCK BY THE TREE HE FELLED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PINNED ACROSS HIS BACK. HE RECEIVED MULTIPLE SERIOUS INJURIES AND DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY.
Keywords: tree felling, pinned, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101053973 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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