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Accident: 201392768 - Logger Felling Trees Is Killed When Struck By A Falling Tree

Accident: 201392768 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31539438712/13/20122411K & S Logging Llc
On December 13, 2012, Employee #1, with K & S Logging LLC, was felling trees using a chainsaw. After being cut, tree #1 became lodged in tree #2. Employee cut a limb from tree #2 in an attempt to use the falling limb to drop tree #1. This was unsuccessful, Employee #1 returned to tree #1 and began cutting. This released the limb from tree #2 striking and killing Employee #1. Employee #1 was found by an owner of K & S Logging LLC.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, log, crushed, tree, logger, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315394387 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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