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Accident: 14432140 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14432140 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 03/12/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10721692103/17/19922411Don Sistek Logging
On March 12, 1992, Employee #1 was felling trees when one became lodged in two other trees. In an attempt to remove the lodged tree, he cut the two supporting trees while standing directly under the lodged tree. When the last supporting tree fell, the lodged tree dropped and struck him on the back of the head. Suffering a broken right leg, severe damage to the spinal cord, and a fractured skull, Employee #1 was killed instantly.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, spine, work rules, lodged tree, skull, tree, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107216921 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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