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Accident: 14443246 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14443246 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1873373307/30/19872421Epps Brothers Lumber, Inc.
At 9:45 a.m. on May 15, 1987, Employee #1 was using a chain saw of an unknown make and model to fell trees in Franklin, VA. When the tree he was cutting didn't fall because of notching action, Employee #1 started to cut another tree. The first notched tree then fell, striking and killing him.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18733733 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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