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Accident: 14495998 - Employee Struck On Head By Falling Tree

Accident: 14495998 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 10/11/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
68031410/31/19842411T & L Pulpwood Co
EMPLOYEE #1, AGE 36, WAS TRYING TO DISLODGE ONE TREE BY CUTTING DOWN ANOTHER. AS HE WAS DOING THIS, THE LODGED TREE CAME FREE, FELL AND STRUCK HIM ON THE HEAD. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WEARING HIS HARD HAT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT AND HE REMAINED CONSCIOUS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ORDEAL. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED AND OPERATED ON, AND WAS THOUGHT TO BE DOING WELL. JUST BEFORE HE WAS DUE TO BE RELEASED, EMPLOYEE #1 SUDDENLY, AND UNEXPECTEDLY, DIED.
Keywords: head, hard hat, tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 680314 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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