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Accident: 170235121 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tree

Accident: 170235121 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 07/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11552668307/11/19932411Eugene Winters Log Co Inc
An employee was helping transport his yarder from one timber sale to another 16 miles away. In route, the yarder got lodged behind a 16-inch-diameter willow tree that was about 40 feet tall. The tree was cut with a chain saw, then the yarder was used to push the tree down. The tree fell into a 7200-volt overhead power line; and the employee, who had been standing alongside the Peterbuilt truck with his hand on metal parts of the truck, was electrocuted. (The truck was being used to tow the yarder.)
Keywords: overhead power line, tree felling, electrical, electrocuted, tree, truck, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115526683 Fatality Electric Shock Timber cutting and logging occupations

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