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Accident: 170060511 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170060511 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 02/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11114130502/12/19932411Ross Phelps Logging Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting trees when a tree fell, striking him across his back and pinning him to the ground. He was killed. There were no witnesses to the accident. The autopsy report indicated cause of death as compression asphyxia with the following associated injuries: abrasions and contusions, upper back; fractures, ribs, bilateral, 7-11; fracture-separation, thoracic spine, level of T7; laceration, left kidney; hemorrhage and contusions, posterior mediastinum, epicardium, retroperitoneal soft tissue; adrenal cortical adenoma, right; pulmonary edema; and pulmonary hemorrhage.
Keywords: fracture, asphyxiated, tree felling, loss of blood, tree, abrasion, struck by, falling object, logging, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111141305 Fatality Asphyxia Timber cutting and logging occupations

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