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Accident: 170202253 - Employee Killed In Fall When Tree Trunk Snaps

Accident: 170202253 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/28/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11193892410/31/19900783Central Valley Ag Services 2
Employee #1 was preparing to fell a 15 to 18 in. diameter, 60 ft tall dead fir tree that was located behind a cabin. He climbed approximately 30 feet up the tree and belted off. As he was securing his tie line to the tree, the trunk snapped at a height of approximately 15 ft. The tree fell to the ground along with Employee #1, who head struck against some rocks. He was breathing until just before the ambulance arrived, and was transported by helicopter to Valley Medical Center, where he died. Employee #1 had three years of experience with tree trimming and felling.
Keywords: head, tree felling, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111938924 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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