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Accident: 170081343 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 170081343 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/19/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10343430406/22/19952411Northeast Land And Timber Co., Inc.
Employee #1, a timber cutter, cut down a beech tree approximately 80 ft tall. He stepped approximately 20 ft southwest of the beech tree near a magnolia tree to get out of the way of the falling beech tree. Apparently a tree limb, approximately 50 ft up from the base of the magnolia tree (approximately 16 ft 9 in. long and 24 in. circumference), was either entangled with limbs from the beech tree or in the path of the falling tree. The limb broke off and fell, striking Employee #1 on top of his hard hat and neck, and killing him.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, tree limb, neck, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103434304 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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