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Accident: 170060610 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170060610 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11108918108/27/19930783Wilson Tree Company, Inc.
A three-employee crew was clearing a right-of-way for an overhead power line. Two of the crewmembers were felling the trees two at a time while the third employee was cutting the limbs from the felled trees. The employees had cut down the first of two trees. As they were felling the second one, the third employee started cutting limbs from the first tree without notifying his coworkers. The coworkers felled the second tree, and it struck the third employee. He died of his injuries.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, elec utility work, struck by, falling object, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111089181 Fatality Concussion Forestry workers, except logging

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