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Accident: 170235808 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 170235808 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 02/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11139019102/18/19922411Montesano Wood Services Inc
Employee #1 was felling an approximately 32 in. diameter hemlock tree when it struck a 10 in. diameter maple tree adjacent to the "lay." The hemlock kicked back approximately 22 ft and struck him as he was utilizing his escape path. As a result, Employee #1 suffered severe injuries to his head and upper torso. He died.
Keywords: kick back, head, tree felling, torso, crushed, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111390191 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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