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Accident: 201700929 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 201700929 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 08/31/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30331139309/01/20002411James L Allison & Ann M Allison
At 8:30 a.m. on August 31, 2000, Employee #1, a log cutter, suffered head injuries when he was struck by a tree that he was falling on a private timber sale located near Potters Creek, east of Union, Oregon. Employee #1 had faced the tree to fall in an easterly direction. The tree ultimately fell toward the south. Employee #1 had been working from the south side of the tree and his escape path was toward the west. Upon impact with the ground, the tree rolled toward the west, striking Employee #1 as he attempted to get in the clear. Employee #1 was evacuated by helicopter to a Boise hospital where he died the following day, September 1, 2000, from massive head injuries.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303311393 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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