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Accident: 170577753 - Employee Dies After Back Is Fractured By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 170577753 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10610206411/17/19952411George Bradford Timber
On October 27, 1995, Employee #1 was felling a white oak tree. As the tree fell, one of its limbs struck and broke a limb off a sweet gum tree that was nearby. The limb from the sweet gum tree struck Employee #1 on the back, breaking some of his bones. He was hospitalized. On November 15, 1995, Employee #1 died, apparently from a blood clot.
Keywords: heart, fracture, tree felling, tree limb, back, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106102064 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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