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Accident: 200083707 - Tree Hits, Kills Postal Worker While Driving Route

Accident: 200083707 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 12/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31178383112/29/20094311U.S. Postal Service
On December 29, 2009, Employee #1, a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) worker, was traveling on a town road when a tree fell on the postal service truck that he was driving. The postal employee was killed by the fallen tree. At the time of the accident, the wind was gusting to about 30 to 50 mph. The tree was rotted at the base of the trunk.
Keywords: delivery work, high wind, inadequate maint, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311783831 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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