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Accident: 14527360 - Logger Killed When Tree Kicks Back

Accident: 14527360 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 04/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10110652404/21/19872411James Weeks
Employee #1 was using a chainsaw to fell pine trees. He cut one tree and left it attached to the stump. He then walked a few yards away and cut another tree, which fell. When he returned to finish cutting the first tree, a high wind caused it to kick back. The tree fell on Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: kick back, high wind, tree felling, work rules, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101106524 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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