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Accident: 201520731 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Tree Sections

Accident: 201520731 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 02/08/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12330454502/08/20000783Hutchinson Tree Care Specialist, Inc.
At Approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 8, 2000, Employee #1 and a coworker were limbing and bucking a tree with two trunk sections which was felled onto a sloping ground. The co-worker was cutting on one trunk section and Employee #1, who was in between the two trunk sections, was making a cut on the opposite trunk. The trunk section cut by the co-worker shifted and rolled and pinned Employee #1 between the two trunk sections killing him.
Keywords: tree felling, pin, pinned, caught between, crushed, tree, tree section, sloping, slope, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123304545 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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