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Accident: 19995.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 19995.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 06/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
480038.01506/21/2012Long Cove Development, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 20, 2012, an employee was cutting down a 50 t o 60 foot tall dead tree with a chain saw. He made a cut on front east side wit h the chain saw and started to cut west back side, when the employee heard tree crack. The employee ran east. As the tree split, it fell east on top of the emp loyee. The employee was crushed and killed.
Keywords: chain saw, struck by, tree, tree felling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 480038.015 31 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause:

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