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Accident: 201680915 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tree

Accident: 201680915 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 05/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30370130405/24/20022411Columbia Helicopters
On May 23, 2002, Employee #1 was setting chokers on top of logs that were underneath a helicopter, when he was struck by a falling tree. The tree hit him from behind. Employee #1 was pronounced dead due to a serious head injury.
Keywords: clearance, head, choker setter, tree, logger, struck by, falling object, logging, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303701304 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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