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Accident: 201620176 - Employee Struck In Head While Felling Trees

Accident: 201620176 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 04/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30122747604/09/19982411Bmr Cutting Contractor Inc
Approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 8, 1998, Employee #1, working for BMR Inc., was falling timber on BLM land South East of Grants Pass, Oregon in the Greens Creek drainage. He was engaged in falling and bucking timber that was located on a hill side with an approximately 55 to 60 degree slope. He was struck by an object while moving away from a Douglas-fir tree approximately 32 inches in diameter on the stump he had just fell. Employee #1 received a fractured skull and other injuries to the neck and upper torso and died. He was discovered by the owner, who attempted CPR.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, crushed, tree, logger, neck, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301227476 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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