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Accident: 14447478 - Caught Under Falling Tree

Accident: 14447478 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1498573305/11/19842411S K Wilson Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STUMPING IN A WET AREA, NEAR A SMALL CREEK. THE AREA WAS TOO WET FOR A BUNCHER. HE CUT TREE #1, WHICH APPARENTLY LODGED IN TREE #2. HE THEN CUT TREE #3. AS HE WAS GETTING OUT OF THE WAY OF FALLING TREE #3, HE WAS STRUCK BY AND CAUGHT UNDER TREE #1. TREE #1 STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE IN THE BACK/SHOULDER AREA. NO ONE WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT. THERE WERE GUSTY WINDS ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT. THE WIND MAY HAVE LOOSENED LODGED TREE #1 SO THAT IT FELL WHEN THE EMPLOYEE WASN'T LOOKING.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14985733 Fatality Asphyxia Timber cutting and logging occupations

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