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Accident: 200350247 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 200350247 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 02/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30026542802/18/19972411Crowder Logging Company
Employee #1 and coworkers were part of a logging crew harvesting timber that had been damaged by a storm. Many of the trees were already on the ground, and a skidder was being used to move them around so that Employee #1 could reach them with a chain saw to limb the tops. He was bent over a downed tree, facing the opposite direction, when another tree fell over and struck him on the back of the head. Employee #1 was killed. The tree that fell was rotten at the base, and it had two gouge marks made by the blade of the skidder.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, struck against, limbing, tree, skidder, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300265428 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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