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Accident: 170122485 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 170122485 -- Report ID: 0454700 -- Event Date: 02/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12056294702/03/19954212Strunk Brothers Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on February 2, 1995, Employee #1 was felling an oak tree when he noticed that a lodged poplar tree about 60 ft to his rear was beginning to fall. Employee #1 removed the saw blade from the tree he was felling and attempted to escape the lodged tree's expected fall path. The lodged tree struck other trees as it fell and changed its fall direction. The falling tree struck Employee #1 in the head, killing him.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120562947 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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