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Accident: 14550941 - Employee Killed By Falling Lodged Tree

Accident: 14550941 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 12/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10702000001/09/19922411Carlock Logging, Inc.
Employee #1 was felling trees when one tree fell into and hung in the branches of a standing tree. He attempted to fell the standing tree in order to get the hung tree to fall to the ground. Employee #1 evidently was standing on the same side of the standing tree as the hung tree, and had started sawing on the standing tree when the hung tree came loose and struck him. He was removed from under the tree and flown by helicopter to the hospital with a broken back, broken ribs, and head injuries. He died approximately one month later.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, back, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107020000 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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