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Accident: 14539589 - Employee Killed When Rolling Tree Causes Him To Strike Head

Accident: 14539589 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 01/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10002483501/20/19872621Stone Container Corporation
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on January 19, 1987, Employee #1 was helping cut trees in front of a shop o. The crane operator had just laid down a tree and a coworker was sawing off the top branch. Employee #1 had moved next to the crane's outrigger when the tree suddenly rolled, throwing a limb toward Employee #1. This caused him to fall and strike the back of his head against the sharp edge of the outrigger. He was killed.
Keywords: head, tree felling, struck against, tree, fall, struck by, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100024835 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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