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Accident: 14527345 - Employee Killed When Struck By Branches Of A Cottonwood Tree

Accident: 14527345 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 10/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10139028410/13/19922411B E. T Logging Service
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on October 7, 1992, the company was cutting logs adjacent to a river. One employee cut a 40 inch diameter cottonwood tree. Employee #1 began walking to the river, then changed his mind and started walking toward the other employee, who was cutting another 40 inch diameter cottonwood tree. Employee #1 was struck by the branches of the cottonwood tree and killed.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, work rules, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101390284 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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