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Accident: 170252027 - Employee Killed By Log After Fall Over Waterfall

Accident: 170252027 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 04/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11149318504/12/19902411Pacific Timber Co Inc
On April 11, 1989, Employee #1, a timber cutter, was felling and bucking trees. The work site was a steep, 38 degree sloping hillside, and the ground was broken into various drainage systems. Employee #1 was using hydraulic jacks to control the felling of a 42 in. dbh (diameter at breast height) tree. The tree fell in the intended direction, but Employee #1 then unexpectedly fell over an approximately 40 ft high waterfall. He was struck by a log and was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, log, steep grade, logger, fall, struck by, logging, slope, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111493185 Fatality Amputation Timber cutting and logging occupations

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