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Accident: 14478275 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14478275 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 09/22/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10140706209/23/19872411Mike Fraser/Dick Norton
Employee #1 was on the side of a hill, felling a pine tree. He did not cut completely through, and the tree twisted as it fell in the direction opposite to that which he had intended. The feller was struck by the tree and killed. There were no witnesses to the accident. The skidder operator had been in the yard and found Employee #1 when he returned.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101407062 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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