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Accident: 14439467 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14439467 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 11/15/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10702764111/29/19892411Park Logging, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10702415011/17/19892411Park Logging, Inc.
Employee #1 was felling lodgepole pine and hung a tree in a snag. He attempted to fell the hanger by felling three lodgepoles into the hanger and the snag. When this procedure proved unsuccessful, Employee #1 went approximately 43 feet east of the hangers and snag and felled another lodgepole. At this point the snag and hangers came down. The snag struck Employee #1 in the head, fracturing his skull and neck. He died.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, lodged tree, skull, neck, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107027641 Occupation Not Listed
2 107024150 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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