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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14568000 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 14568000 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 11/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10543956611/28/19872411Gores Chipping And Logging
Employee #1 was refueling a saw while standing behind a sawyer felling a hardwood tree. The falling tree struck an adjacent tree, causing a 4 in. diameter limb to snap off. The falling limb struck Employee #1, resulting in a severe skull fracture. He was killed. Employee #1 was not wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: fracture, hard hat, tree felling, tree limb, ppe, work rules, skull, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105439566 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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