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Accident: 200630424 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Dead Tree

Accident: 200630424 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30046113407/13/19990811Lawrence Logging
Employee #1 was making the initial cuts in preparation for felling a scarlet oak tree when a dead tree that was upslope came down, striking him on the head. He was killed. It was not clear whether the dead tree was leaning into the scarlet oak or into a white oak several yards up the slope, or both.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300461134 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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