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Accident: 170220701 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 170220701 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 02/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11485250202/02/19932411Fishlake Logging
On February 1, 1993, Employee #1, of Fishlake Logging, was cutting trees along an old fence row. He cut down a large cherry tree. As it fell, it brought down a large limb from an adjoining ash tree. It could not be seen from the ground that the limb had been previously split but was still attached and was being held up by the branches of the large cherry tree. The limb struck Employee #1 on the head, killing him.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, tree limb, obstructed view, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114852502 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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