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Accident: 200926517 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 200926517 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 06/13/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31711265406/13/20130783Xylem Tree Experts
On June 13, 2013, Employee #1 was performing right-of-way clearing for VDOT. While cleaning a limb that was cut from a standing oak tree became lodged in a standing beech tree that was located beside the oak tree. A chain was attached to the lodge of the tree limb and the bucket of a CAT skid loader to pull the tree limb free from the beech tree. As the Cat skid loader, operator was swinging the limb around and out into the road, it fell onto the employee. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: chain, clearance, tree limb, tree, fall, loader, skidder, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317112654 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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