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Accident: 200350403 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Tree Section

Accident: 200350403 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12527409210/16/19972411Ronald Whidby Dba Whidby Logging Company
Employee #1 was using a chain saw to harvest timber. He had just finished the cut on a tree when it fell on a dead tree. The dead tree then broke and fell backward toward Employee #1. As it fell, a 20 ft section sprung out and struck Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, tree section, struck by, flying object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125274092 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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