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Accident: 14539886 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 14539886 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 07/09/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10067021507/15/19862411Fred King Construction, Inc.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 10, 1986, Employee #1 was removing a snag he had cut that was leaning back into two uncut trees. He felled the first of these trees, but the snag failed to fall. He then cut the second tree, which caused all three trees to come down. The two trees Employee #1 cut to remove the snag fell forward and away from him. The snag fell backward, striking him on the head, and killing him.
Keywords: sawyer, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100670215 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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