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Accident: 200630291 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Tree

Accident: 200630291 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 11/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11652339011/23/19980831Amanda Properties, Inc.
Employee #1, a skidder operator, and a coworker were felling two sycamore trees that were conjoined by a broken poplar limb in their tops. This limb caused the trees to fall away from the intended fall path and directly toward the two workers. They tried to escape but Employee #1 became pinned and was crushed under one of the trees. The coworker sustained a hand injury.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, pinned, work rules, caught between, crushed, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116523390 Fatality Cancer Occupation not reported

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