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Accident: 200632222 - Employee Is Killed In Tree Cutting Accident

Accident: 200632222 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 03/31/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31337276503/31/20102411Mill Run Logging, Inc.
On March 31, 2010, Employee #1 had just finished cutting the first tree and walked away on his escape route. The top limbs of the dead tree fell when struck by the falling tree and, in turn, struck Employee #1. The dead tree was approximately 14 feet away from the tree being cut. This was his first day on-site falling trees; he worked for the company prior to this as a night watchman. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: tree felling, inexperience, tree, tree section, struck by, untrained, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313372765 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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