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Accident: 170402119 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Fallen Tree

Accident: 170402119 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 08/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11408881808/22/19952411Harold P. Kagelmacher Dba H.P.K. Logging
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 21, 1995, Employee #1 was cutting timber. The timber he was cutting lodged in another tree, breaking that tree at midpoint. The timber rolled off the fulcrum point created by the broken tree and struck Employee #1 in the head, pinning him face down on the ground by his head, neck, and shoulders. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: head, tree felling, pinned, work rules, lodged tree, crushed, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114088818 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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