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Accident: 200630689 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 200630689 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 04/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11652095804/27/20012411Miihlbach Timber Service
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on April 24, 2001, Employee #1 (the company owner) was struck and killed by a tree that he was felling. The white oak tree had a diameter of approximately 24 in. and was approximately 83 ft. long. Employee #1 did not used the proper tree harvesting or manual felling techniques which included performing an under cut and back-cut in the tree. The tree twisted, and the butt of the tree came off the stump, falling on Employee #1. The operator of a bulldozed was on-site but did not see Employee #1 get struck by the tree. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116520958 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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