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Accident: 14437511 - Tree Feller Struck And Killed By Falling Lodged Tree

Accident: 14437511 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 12/03/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189674401/06/19882411Bruce Speakman Contractors
EMPLOYEE #1 HAD FELLED TWO TREES WHICH HAD BECOME LODGED IN TWO DIFFERENT STANDING TREES. VIOLATING COMPANY POLICY, EMPLOYEE #1 CONTINUED TO WORK UNDER THE LODGED TREES. ONE SUDDENLY FELL AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE HEAD, KILLING HIM. EARLIER IN THE DAY, IN A SIMILAR SITUATION, EMPLOYEE #1 HAD A SKIDDER OPERATOR PULL DOWN THE LODGED TREES, PER COMPANY RULES. THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS SEVERE HEAD AND UPPER BODY INJURIES.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101896744 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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