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Accident: 170006829 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Section

Accident: 170006829 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 03/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11517027603/19/19990783Inland Tree Service Inc
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 3, 1999, Employee #1 was walking under a tree in which a coworker, at a height of approximately 50 ft, was cutting the tree into firewood-size sections and letting them fall to the ground. A 3 ft long section of the tree fell and struck Employee #1 on the head, killing him. He was wearing a hard hat, but it was destroyed by the falling tree section.
Keywords: head, limbing, tree section, struck by, falling object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115170276 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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