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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200650166 - Employee Killed When Crushed Against Tree By Skidder

Accident: 200650166 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 12/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30048139712/12/19972411Gustafson Logging Company Inc
Employee #1, a skidder operator, was felling a tree when his skidder began to roll backward. He became caught between the tree and the skidder, sustaining fatal crushing injuries.
Keywords: chock, tree felling, brake, work rules, caught between, crushed, skidder, unmanned, logging, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300481397 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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