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Accident: 170721989 - Employee Fatally Struck By Felled Tree

Accident: 170721989 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 01/25/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11173662501/25/19930721Bay Area Tree Service
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 25, 1993, Employee #1 was helping to fell a tree. He was standing north of the tree to be felled and was holding onto a guyline, which is used to guide the fall of the tree. Once the tree started to fall, Employee #1 ran westward to get out of the way. The falling tree bounced off another tree, then struck Employee #1, who was not wearing a hard hat, on the head, killing him.
Keywords: hard hat, tree felling, ppe, agriculture, work rules, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111736625 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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