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Accident: 200926491 - Employee Is Fatally Struck By A Tree

Accident: 200926491 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 05/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31703415505/22/20132411H & H Fisher'S Logging Llc
On May 21, 2013, Employee #1 and Employee #2 of H & H Fisher's Logging LLC were felling trees. Employee #1 had felled two Red Oak trees. Employee #2, a logger and spotter, signaled to Employee #1 that he was ready to cut another tree. Employee #1 acknowledged with a hand signal. Employee #2 notched the tree and began to back cut the tree when he heard a tree fall nearby. He could not see Employee #1 and began to look for him. He located him underneath a tree. It appeared that a Maple tree, which was approximately 40 feet up a hill from Employee #1, had fallen, striking him in the back and left side of the head. He received a fatal injury. The crew stated that the area had received significant rainfall prior to the event, including on the previous evening.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, logger, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317034155 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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