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Accident: 170044812 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Chunk Of Tree

Accident: 170044812 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 01/12/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11121404501/29/19921542Ueki America Corp
At approximately 10:10 a.m. on January 12, 1992, Employee #1 was attempting to fell an 85 1/2 ft long by 11 1/2 in. diameter alder. An unexpected chunk of the top of a rotten alder tree approximately 9 ft from the base of the tree being cut, fell and struck Employee #1 on the head. He died at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital shortly after the accident. The chunk that struck him was approximately 3.8 ft long and 5.75 in. diameter. The dangerous tree had been leaning heavily toward Employee #1, who was not wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: fracture, head, hard hat, tree felling, work rules, construction, tree section, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111214045 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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