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Accident: 14412480 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 14412480 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10357508006/02/19872411Chester Adams
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 27, 1987, Employee #1 was limbing fallen trees. He and a coworker were situated near where a National Hydro-Ax shear, model 79, serial #753, was cutting down pulpwood trees. An approximately 60 ft high tree fell on Employee #1 from about 30 to 35 ft away; he was seriously injured and later died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103575080 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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