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Accident: 14528087 - Employee Killed When Struck By Uprooted Tree

Accident: 14528087 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 01/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10125500801/21/19882411Frank L. Tatum Logging Contr.
Employee #1 and a coworker were felling trees when Employee #1, the foreman, felt he was too close to the coworker. At the foreman's request, the coworker moved further away. Employee #1 then looked around, and seeing it was clear, began cutting. When it fell, the tree he had cut struck another tree, uprooting it. The uprooted tree struck Employee #1's hard hat and knocked him to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: head, tree felling, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101255008 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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