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Accident: 14440994 - Employee Killed When Felled Tree Kicked Back Off Stump

Accident: 14440994 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/13/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1773289207/15/19882411Carlock Logging, Inc.
Employee #1 was felling trees along the side of a skid road. He had just cut a large white fir tree that evidently pulled slightly to the right or left of its intended path. The fir struck an approximately 30 ft tall snag and kicked back off its stump about 10 1/2 ft, striking Employee #1 in his midsection. He died at the scene.
Keywords: kick back, abdomen, tree felling, work rules, torso, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17732892 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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