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Accident: 170723712 - Employee Injured When Struck By Snag While Felling Trees

Accident: 170723712 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 08/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11975673209/07/19932411Tom Reed Construction Corporation
Employee #1 was struck by a snag. He said that he had felled a yellow pine tree approximately 30 inches in diameter. This tree brushed a snag downhill from the stump. The snag was approximately 35 to 40 feet tall and it also leaned downhill. A limb on the falling pine tree went behind the snag and pushed it uphill toward Employee #1. He started to step behind another tree when he saw the snag coming at him. Employee #1 said that he was beginning to remove his leg from the snag's path when it struck him.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119756732 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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