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Accident: 200070209 - Employee Killed When Struck By Base Of Tree

Accident: 200070209 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 04/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30007682504/17/19970782Steven Gray Haynes
Employee #1 was cutting up the trunks of three leaning trees in a small wooded lot behind a residence. Apparently one of the sections struck Employee #1 in the chest and head, killing him. The cause of death was listed as blunt trauma to the chest. There seem to have been no attempts made at pulling the tree down before cutting the leaning trunks into smaller sections. The primary cause of this accident was failure to use proper techniques to fell leaning trees. Employee #1's employment history and experience in tree felling operations was not available.
Keywords: chest, head, tree felling, work rules, tree, tree section, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300076825 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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