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Accident: 170060883 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 170060883 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/12/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12524835105/15/19952411Jesse Allen Logging Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was manually felling standing timber. He had felled one tree and had cut and lodged a maple adjacent to a standing poplar. Employee #1 was beginning to cut the poplar when a limb, 7 in. in diameter and 16 ft long, fell from approximately 55 ft overhead. The limb struck Employee #1 in the back of the head, fracturing it. He was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125248351 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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