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Accident: 200926327 - Logging Firm Worker Is Killed When Tree Is Lowered

Accident: 200926327 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 07/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31661191207/27/20122411Mast Brothers Logging Llc
On July 26, 2012, an employee was working for the Mast Brothers Logging Company. He was limbing felled trees on one section of a worksite. After completing that, he moved into the landing area for trees being harvested with a feller-buncher. While he was limbing the trees on the active loading area, he could not be seen by the operator of the feller-buncher. The operator harvested a large tree and placed it onto the skidder pile on top of the employee, killing him instantly with a crushing head wound. The rescue squad reported the employee dead at the site.
Keywords: head, tree felling, emergency response, obstructed view, equipment operator, crushed, feller-buncher, tree, logger, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316611912 Fatality Dermatitis Occupation not reported

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