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Accident: 200631059 - Employee Struck And Killed By Rolling Tree

Accident: 200631059 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 05/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30549080705/15/20042411M. Vir Forest Products, Inc.
A previously felled 43-ft red oak tree, 26-in. in diameter, was lying perpendicular to the 75-degree to 80-degree sloped hillside. Employee #1 cut a 10 foot section off the felled tree prior to running out of gas. Employee #1 refueled his chainsaw and returned to the hillside to an area approximately 30 ft below the perpendicular felled red oak. The 33-ft section of red oak became mobile and rolled down the hill. The tree struck Employee #1 severely cutting his left leg above the knee. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: knee, tree felling, laceration, tree, tree section, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305490807 Fatality Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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