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Accident: 170090302 - Employee Killed When Head Is Crushed Between Two Logs

Accident: 170090302 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 10/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10369660510/22/19912411Tri-Star Cutting
Employee #1, a tree faller, was bucking a log on a 60 degree hillside. When he completed his cut, the log rolled downhill and pivoted. It then came back at the employee and pinned him against a log that was behind him. Employee #1 was killed when his head was crushed.
Keywords: head, tree felling, log, pinned, steep grade, caught between, crushed, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103696605 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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