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Accident: 14440770 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14440770 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 09/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189520909/22/19872411Everhart Logging
Employee #1, a landing sawyer, decided to top a tree that had fallen between two standing problem trees at the edge of a landing area. After he had topped the tree, Employee #1 felled the two standing trees. He had just returned to where he had topped the first tree when a feller dropped a tree that struck the bottom of the topped tree, causing the top to spring up. As it fell down, the tree struck Employee #1 on the head, crushing his skull. He was killed. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat at the time of the accident.
Keywords: clearance, head, sawyer, tree felling, work rules, crushed, tree, struck by, logging, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101895209 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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