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Accident: 170253132 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Block From Helicopter

Accident: 170253132 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 05/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11156849906/04/19902429Hamrick Shake Inc
Shake blocks in slings were being flown from standing timber with an alder canopy to a landing at the end of the road. Employee #1 hooked a sling to a drop line from the Hughes, model 500D, helicopter and signaled the pilot to lift the load. When the sling of blocks was approximately 100 feet above the ground, it struck a tree, causing the blocks to fall out of the sling. Employee #1, who had not cleared the immediate area after hooking the sling, was struck on the right side of his head by a falling block. He was killed.
Keywords: head, blocks, struck against, tree, struck by, sling, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111568499 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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