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Accident: 170247712 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170247712 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 07/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11158331607/11/19902411Norton, James L
Employee #1, of James L. Norton, a logging contractor, was struck and killed by a falling tree. The tree had been felled by his twin brother. A sudden gust of wind contributed to the tree's change of direction from its intended fall. The two fallers failed to maintain the required distance between work areas.
Keywords: high wind, tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111583316 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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