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Accident: 170672935 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Concrete

Accident: 170672935 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 03/29/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12379877903/31/19940721Big Beaver Tree Service Inc
Employee #1 and two other workers were to remove and stump out an old tree. The tree had a decayed branch with a concrete-filled cavity. One employee, who was in a cherry picker, made three cuts on the branch with a chain saw in order to remove the concrete. The worker set down the chain saw and the concrete immediately fell to the ground. Employee #1 and the other worker, who were on the ground, moved toward the tree. Employee #1 was struck in the head by the falling concrete and killed.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, tree stumping, unsecured, agriculture, struck by, falling object, concrete, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123798779 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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