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Accident: 200450070 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 200450070 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 12/04/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30032698012/04/19962411Tombigbee Timber Co.
Employee #1, a top-off man on a logging operation, was working less than two tree lengths from an approximately 20 ft tall oak tree with a bottom diameter of 6 in. The oak tree was dead, but it had not been marked or removed. A skidder operator was pulling some logs that had been previously cut when one of them struck the dead oak, causing it to fall on Employee # 1. He sustained severe head injuries and died approximately 11 hours later.
Keywords: head, tree felling, log, work rules, tree, skidder, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300326980 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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