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Accident: 14496418 - Employee Killed After Being Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14496418 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 12/14/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10658099604/10/19902411Jimmy Lane Logging, Inc.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. on December 14, 1989, Employee #1, a John Deere-I40 skidder operator, was repairing a broken 5/8 inch wire rope winch line. A previously lodged tree, approximately 90 feet in length, fell, striking Employee #1 in the back. Employee #1 died from a ruptured liver due to trauma to the chest. There were no witnesses to the accident because the sawyers were refueling their chain saws approximately 200 feet away.
Keywords: repair, liver, lodged tree, rupture, back, tree, skidder, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106580996 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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