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Accident: 14485809 - Employee Dies When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 14485809 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 03/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1774981303/28/19902426Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.
On March 27, 1990, Employee #1 was felling trees when he was apparently struck by a 25-ft limb which broke off the main trunk and fell approximately 52 ft striking him in the head. Although Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat, he died of a severe head wound. The branch that fell was a live branch.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, tree, fall, struck by, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17749813 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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