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Accident: 200081065 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Section

Accident: 200081065 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 10/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12333670310/24/20000783John R. Kerslake, Jr. Tree Service, Llc
Employee #1 was assisting a tree feller by pulling on the rope attached to a tree that was being cut. There was a danger tree near to where the cut tree was being dropped and less than one tree length from Employee #1's position. When the cut tree fell, it struck the danger tree, which then broke off and struck Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: clearance, tree felling, work rules, tree, tree section, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123336703 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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