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Accident: 170032015 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 170032015 -- Report ID: 0111110 -- Event Date: 08/19/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10274618701/21/19922411Allen & Sons Ltd
Two employees were tree harvesting. Employee #1 was using a chain saw while a coworker was operating a skidder to transport the felled trees to a loading yard. The coworker returned from the loading yard to the harvesting area. He then left the skidder and picked up a spare chain saw and began to fell a tree within one tree length of Employee #1. Employee #1 finished his cut and began to delimb his tree. The coworker finished his cut but the tree pivoted from the intended direction of fall, and fell onto Employee #1, fracturing his head, face, and ribs. Employee #1 died two days later in the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, work rules, tree, rib, struck by, face, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102746187 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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