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Accident: 170079016 - Employee Killed When Heart Pierced By Tree Limb

Accident: 170079016 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 12/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11148319412/12/19902411Luffman & Barham Timber Falling
Employee #1 was felling a tree in which a 1 1/2 in. diameter by 12 ft long limb had apparently become caught. When the tree started to fall, the limb shook loose and fell. Its sharp end struck Employee #1 on the upper left side of his chest, piercing his heart. He was killed.
Keywords: heart, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, struck by, falling object, logging, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111483194 Fatality Puncture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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