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Accident: 200230746 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 200230746 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 12/31/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30258345501/05/20002411Steve Fogleman Logging
Employee #1 and coworkers were in the process of hooking and stacking trees that had been felled a day or two before. Employee #1 and his coworker, both hookers, were downhill approximately 150 yards below a Skyline yarder. They were setting chokers from both sides of the yarder and were using tooters to signal the yarder operator when the logs were ready to pull. The hookers were not visible to the yarder operator, nor were they always in visual contact with one another. Employee #1's coworker was unaware of his partner's location when a live tree was knocked down by a log being pulled uphill. The falling tree struck Employee #1, killing him. No fellers were working in the area on the day of the accident.
Keywords: yarding, choker setter, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302583455 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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