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Accident: 14530109 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14530109 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 04/25/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10097776804/26/19892411Sullivan Logging
Employee #1 had left a 68 ft tall tree standing after the undercut and the back cut had been completed. He then went on to another tree and, while cutting, his saw jammed in the cut. He asked the skid operator to push the tree so that he could retrieve the saw. At that time a gust of wind pushed over the original tree, which struck Employee #1 on the head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and then flown by Medevac to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, where he died approximately 9 hours later.
Keywords: head, high wind, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100977768 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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