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Accident: 14547988 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Rotten Tree

Accident: 14547988 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 08/26/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
253013708/27/19862411Jim Leslie Cutting
At 1:00 p.m. on August 8, 1986, Employee #1 was felling a tree on Etolin Island in Anito Bay, near Wrangell, AK. The tree was very rotten and had a hollow stump. When weakened further by the felling cuts, it collapsed straight down under its own weight, and slabs of the hollow butt flared out in all directions. One slab struck and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: tree felling, collapse, work rules, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2530137 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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