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Accident: 14440671 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14440671 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 06/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189753606/24/19872411Ragan Logging
AT APPROXIMATELY 2 PM ON JUNE 22, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 DISMOUNTED FROM THE RUBBER-TIRED SKIDDER HE HAD BEEN OPERATING AND BEGAN WALKING UP THE HILL TOWARDS THE TREE FELLER. ACCORDING TO THE FELLER, HE (THE FELLER) YELLED TO EMPLOYEE #1 TO TELL HIM THAT A TREE HAD BEEN CUT AND WAS ABOUT TO FALL. EMPLOYEE #1 ACKNOWLEDGED THE FELLER'S WARNING BUT KEPT ON WALKING. WHEN THE TREE BEGAN TO FALL, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS AGAIN WARNED. HE STARTED RUNNING, BUT SLIPPED AND FELL. THE TREE STRUCK HIM ON THE HEAD, CRUSHING HIS HEAD AND BREAKING HIS NECK. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, tree, neck, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101897536 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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