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Accident: 14439293 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14439293 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 04/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10730219204/18/19912411Michael T. Bailey And Sons
Employee #1 was felling a tree approximately 50 ft from a coworker who was cutting a 60 ft tree. The 60 ft tree fell and struck Employee #1, crushing his skull and breaking his neck. He was killed. The two employees were choker setters, and cutting trees was not part of their regularly assigned duties. Employees felling trees should maintain a minimum working distance of two tree lengths between workers.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, choker setter, crushed, tree, neck, struck by, logging, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107302192 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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