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Accident: 14429245 - Employee Killed When Struck In Head By Falling Tree

Accident: 14429245 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 06/29/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10122250307/17/19890811Campbell Logging
Employee #1, a tree faller, notched and backcut a live spruce tree, which was held up vertically by an adjacent intertwined snag. While the employee was limbing a nearby tree, the snag broke loose, hitting him in the back of the head and crushing his skull. He died.
Keywords: head, tree felling, lodged tree, crushed, skull, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101222503 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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