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Accident: 14437552 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14437552 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1773287607/20/19882411Wayne Claar Trucking
Employee #1, a tree feller, had just completed his morning break. When he returned to the forest, he entered an area where a coworker was already working. Employee #1 was situated approximately 135 ft away, and was bent over making a backcut in a tree when the coworker felled a 150 ft tall tree. Employee #1 was struck by the falling tree, sustaining severe head and internal injuries. He was killed.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, struck by, logging, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17732876 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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