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Accident: 200515211 - Tree Feller Is Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 200515211 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31516417812/28/20102411Pillsbury Forest Hardwoods Inc
At approximately 9:10 a.m. on December 23, 2010, an employee and a coworker were felling trees in Pillager, MN. The employee was felling a 67-foot-tall aspen tree. He was found lying face-up on the ground, approximately ten feet from the tree stump, with the butt end of the felled tree across his chest and his chain saw still running. He had sustained fatal chest injuries. The tree stump measured 16 to 18 inches in diameter. His coworker was operating a skidder, and the property owner was operating a plow in the area. They did not, however, witness the accident.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, tree felling, crushed, tree, logger, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315164178 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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