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Accident: 200630440 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 200630440 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/22/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11649731407/23/19992411Whitt Logging, Incorporated
Employee #1 used a Husqvarna Lite chain saw with a 20 in. bar to fell a 75 ft tall by 28 1/2 in. diameter poplar. The tree had a 15 in. diameter rotten center and grapevines had become entangled in its upper limbs. These same vines were also tangled in a smaller, 4 1/2 in. diameter poplar situated 18 ft directly behind the tree being felled. As the larger poplar was falling, the grapevines pulled down the smaller poplar onto Employee #1. He sustained head injuries and was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, entangled, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116497314 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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