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Accident: 14568901 - Employee Killed When Struck By Dislodged Tree

Accident: 14568901 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 05/04/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510181905/07/19842411E & F Logging Inc
Employee #1 was a cutter in a partial cut unit in Clackamas County, 7 miles north of Colton, OR. He was using a McCulloch Super Pro 80 power chain saw with a 32 inch bar to fell a tree when another tree that had become caught in it came free. The dislodged tree struck Employee #1, crushing him against a previously downed log. He sustained a crushed chest and a broken leg, and was killed. Factors contributing to this accident include improper cutting practices, working under a lodged tree, and obstructions in the escape path. There were two skidders working in the area that could have pulled down the lodged tree prior to Employee #1 starting his cut.
Keywords: chest, obstructed egress, clearance, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, crushed, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15101819 Fatality Other Pharmacists

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