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Accident: 201392453 - Worker Clearing Trees Is Struck And Killed By Loose Section

Accident: 201392453 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/09/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31206039508/09/20112411S & J Logging Inc
On August 9, 2011, a worker was in a group clearing trees in a dense forest environment. The worker had just finished his back cut on a large tree and was proceeding away from the area along his retreat path. As the tree fell, it struck several smaller ones, causing them to spring back. A section of a standing dead tree six inches in diameter by six feet long (0.15 meters by 1.8 meters) was broken off. It catapulted toward the worker and struck him in the side of the head. He was killed. The narrative had two injury lines, as the employee was working for two outfits.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree section, struck by, concussion, flying object, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312060395 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 312060395 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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