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Accident: 170032981 - Employee Dies Of Paralysis Caused By Falling Spruce Tree

Accident: 170032981 -- Report ID: 0111110 -- Event Date: 01/22/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12353106309/22/19922411Edmond Roy & Sons Inc.
Employee #1 had just felled a spruce tree, but had not planned a safe retreat path. The felled tree hit a leaning spruce tree that then, in turn, struck in Employee #1. He was paralyzed from the neck down and died two days later from paralysis of the diaphragm.
Keywords: paralysis, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123531063 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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