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Accident: 14529028 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 14529028 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 09/15/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10085584001/22/19912411Louis Rancourt Logging Co.
Employee #1 cut a 18 to 20 in. diameter fir tree that lodged in an adjacent tree. He left the lodged tree as it was and began limbing other trees that had already been felled. But the wind dislodged the lodged tree, which then fell, crushing the employee against a tree on the ground and killing him.
Keywords: high wind, tree felling, crushed, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100855840 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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