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Accident: 14540157 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tree Which Kicked Back

Accident: 14540157 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 01/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10002337301/21/19882411Richard Sproul Logging
AT APPROXIMATELY 11:30 AM ON JANUARY 19, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING TREES. ONE TREE FAILED TO FALL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND STRUCK ANOTHER TREE AS IT WAS FALLING. THE SECOND TREE KICKED BACK AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: chest, kick back, tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100023373 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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