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Accident: 200081792 - Employee Struck By Tree Trunk And Killed

Accident: 200081792 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30640920209/10/20032411Northeast Forest Products, Llc
On September 10, 2003, an employee cut a wedge out of the tree to prepare the tree to be taken down. The employee then made the back cut on the opposite side of the wedge. The back cut penetrated the hinged area causing the trunk of the tree to roll and kick back, striking the employee. The employee fell backward and struck his head on a rock and was killed.
Keywords: kick back, tree limb, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306409202 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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