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Accident: 14550818 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14550818 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
185890107/18/19852411Pierson Enterprises Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING TREES IN A DESIGNATED LEAVE-TREE UNIT. HE HAD FELLED A LARGE RED FIR AND WAS APPARENTLY WALKING UP THE SLOPE AT AN ANGLE AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE FIR STUMP. A 60 TO 80 FOOT SNAGGED TREE FELL AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE HEAD, KILLING HIM. THE EMPLOYEE COULD HAVE CUT THE SNAG FIRST, BUT DID NOT DO SO. THE ROOTS OF THE SNAGGED TREE WERE ROTTEN. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE WIND COULD HAVE DISLODGED IT.
Keywords: head, tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1858901 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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