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Accident: 14495634 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14495634 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/29/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
244879306/03/19852411Gene Williams
ON MAY 29, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 8:10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CUTTING A TREE DOWN AS A PART OF HIS NORMAL DUTIES. HE WAS IN A MOUNTAINOUS FOREST. THE LENGTH OF THE TREE WAS APPROXIMATELY 40 FEET, WAS 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND WEIGHED 900 POUNDS. THE EMPLOYEE MISJUDGED THE DIRECTION OF FALL. THE TREE STRUCK THE SIDE OF A LODGED TREE, CAUSING IT TO SWING TOWARDS EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS STRUCK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS FACE AND KNOCKED DOWN. THE TREE THEN FELL ON HIM, CRUSHING AND KILLING HIM.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, crushed, tree, struck by, face, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2448793 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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