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Accident: 14543268 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14543268 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 12/04/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
113273712/06/19842411Canfield Logging
THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 2:29 PM ON DECEMBER 12, 1984. THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOTCHING A TREE IN PREPARATION FOR FELLING IT. HE WAS ON HIS KNEES, OR BENDING OVER, RUNNING A CHAIN SAW. THE TREE THAT STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE WAS APPROXIMATELY EIGHT INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 46 FEET LONG. A LOG SKIDDER WAS IN USE IN THE AREA. THE EMPLOYEE WAS STRUCK IN THE BACK OF THE NECK AND SUFFERED A BROKEN NECK.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree, neck, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1132737 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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