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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170129084 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170129084 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 09/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11571756309/17/19912411Bowley Cutting
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on September 12, 1991, Employee #1, the owner of a timber cutting company, had been working downhill at a safe distance from his nearest employee, but had moved closer because of problems with the wind. The owner had two trees hung up and a third faced. He yelled at the employee to go ahead and fell the tree he was working on. This tree was approximately 120 ft to the rear of where the owner was working. The owner, possibly shielded from view by a standing tree, was struck and killed by the felled tree as he ran up the hill.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115717563 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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