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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 171055585 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 171055585 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12677735809/18/19972411Triple R Timber Harvesting
At 3:30 p.m. on September 17, 1997, Employee #1, of Triple R Timber Harvesting, was felling trees in a forest about 20 miles southeast of Cedar City in Kane County. He felled a 75 ft tall tree with a base diameter of 24 in. which apparently also took down a dead 70 ft tall by 6 in. diameter tree that was 60 ft away. The dead tree fell parallel to and approximately 4 ft away the first tree, killing Employee #1. He had over 30 years of experience in timber harvesting. There were no witnesses to the accident, The terrain was moderately to thickly forested and the ground was slightly sloped.
Keywords: clearance, tree felling, work rules, struck against, tree, logger, struck by, logging, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126777358 Fatality Fracture Lathe and turning machine set-up operators

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