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Accident: 14439350 - Employee Driving Pickup Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14439350 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/19/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10730268907/23/19912411L T & L Logging
Employee #1 was driving the company pickup south along a logging road when the foreman felled an approximately 110 ft tall tree that was located 78 ft from the road. The tree fell toward the road and struck the cab of the pickup, crushing and killing Employee #1. A spotter was not being used, contrary to company policy; a citation will be proposed.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, crushed, tree, struck by, guide, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107302689 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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