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Accident: 170252738 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170252738 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 07/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11153041607/05/19912411Maynard Edwards Thinning
Employee #1 was cutting trees for a right-of-way. He had been working for less than an hour when he hung up one tree into another and tried to wedge it over. He then moved approximately 96 ft in front of the lodged tree and felled another tree. While bucking off the butt of the felled tree, Employee #1 was struck by the tree that had been caught in it. He was killed. The lodged tree had a butt diameter of 10 in.; the part that killed Employee #1 was 8 in. in diameter.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, caught by, lodged tree, tree, logger, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111530416 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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