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Accident: 14477574 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 14477574 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 09/11/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
184078409/17/19842411Jean Paul Rioux
Employee #1 cut and felled several spruce trees. He then notched and cut another but it set back on the stump and lodged itself in a standing position. He did not use a wedge or felling bar to cause the tree to fall, nor did he wait for the skidder to return in order to push the tree down. The employee walked away from the tree, into its intended direction of fall, and began to limb a previously felled tree. The lodged tree fell, striking the employee and killing him.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1840784 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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