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Accident: 170206213 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 170206213 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183746404/02/19912411Ziegler Logging Inc. & 3 Star Logging Co.
Employee #1 was felling a 74 ft tall tan oak tree that had a stump diameter of 52 in. The tree had a large hollow that essentially created two sections at the base. Employee #1 made the face cut in one section and was starting to make a back cut in the other when the tree fell and crushed Employee #1. He was killed. The hollow base probably contributed to the tree falling unexpectedly.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, crushed, tree, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111837464 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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