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Accident: 200880383 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 200880383 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 03/07/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30269019303/08/20002411David Alcock
Employee #1 was felling an approximately 63 ft tall oak tree that was 20 in. diameter at a height of 44 in. from the ground. He had notched the tree to have it fall toward the east, but it fell toward the west instead. After hitting another tree, it rolled away, striking and then landing on Employee #1. He was killed. There was no hinge wood left on the tree, and the notch had been mostly bypassed.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302690193 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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