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Accident: 200630630 - Employee Killed When Struck In The Head By A Tree

Accident: 200630630 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 01/05/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11621818101/09/20012411Circle D Timber, Inc.
Employee #1, a timber cutter, was wearing a hard hat when he felled a 108-ft-tall by 32-in.-diameter poplar tree. As the tree fell it became lodged in a 90-ft-tall poplar tree. A skidder operator dislodged the tree with the blade of his skidder and it fell into and uprooted a 57-ft-tall by 10.5-in.-diameter oak tree. This oak fell perpendicular to the felled tree and struck Employee #1 in the head killing him.
Keywords: head, hard hat, tree felling, tree, skidder, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116218181 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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