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Accident: 170096077 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170096077 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 10/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11526863310/08/19962411M & T Logging Inc
Employee #1 had undercut and backcut a 120 foot tall Douglas fir with a butt diameter of approximately 20 inches. The tree was faced up to fall east, but it fell south instead, striking and killing Employee #1. He was found between the felled tree and a standing tree 8 feet 6 inches behind the felled tree's stump.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115268633 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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