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Accident: 170379143 - Employee Struck By Falling Log Dies

Accident: 170379143 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 06/22/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11973835906/23/19940783Pacific Coast Tree Service
At about 11:00 a.m. on June 22, 1994,, a crew of three workers were felling and trimming cypress trees on a vacant lot. One of the trees, after felling and trimming, comprised two separate logs joined near the root with a deep natural split weakening the junction. The two logs were one above the other when the upper log rolled off the lower one and struck Employee #1 pinning him to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized and later died from those injuries.
Keywords: tree pruner, fracture, tree felling, tree limb, log, pinned, crushed, tree, struck by, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119738359 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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