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Accident: 14496558 - Struck By Lodged Tree Which Fell

Accident: 14496558 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/23/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10029038607/25/19852411Three M Logging Co Inc
ON JULY 23, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING A TREE. AS THE TREE BEGAN TO FALL, IT LODGED IN ANOTHER TREE. HE CUT ANOTHER TREE IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO KNOCK THE FIRST ONE LOOSE. THE SECOND TREE LODGED IN THE FIRST TREE. HE TURNED AND WALKED ABOUT 14 FEET AWAY. THE SECOND TREE THEN CAME LOOSE, FELL AND STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100290386 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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