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Accident: 170056006 - Employee Dies After Being Struck On Head By Falling Tree

Accident: 170056006 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 05/23/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12529871105/30/19951629Young And Mcqueen Grading, Inc.
Employee #1 worked as a laborer for a grading company. To prepare a site for a flood control dam, a small number of various kinds of trees had to be cut. The employee used a chain saw to fell a tree approximately 10 in. in diameter. The cut was completely made, but the tree split as it was falling and kicked back toward the employee. The base of the tree struck the employee on the left side of his head. Employee #1 died two days later.
Keywords: kick back, head, tree felling, work rules, construction, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125298711 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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