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Accident: 170571319 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170571319 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30175656508/21/19982411Watson Logging
Employee #1 had just come back from getting fuel for the bulldozer and was standing at the rear of the pickup, watching a tree being felled. One tree was pushed over by the bulldozer and it twisted as it fell, striking Employee #1. He suffered a fractured skull fracture, broken bones, and multiple lacerations and abrasions. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: clearance, fracture, tree felling, work rules, skull, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301756565 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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