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Accident: 201763927 - Logger Is Killed When Struck By Tree

Accident: 201763927 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/03/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31567514008/04/20112411M & K Logging
On August 3, 2011 Employee #1, with M & K Logging, was working alone to fell trees using a chain saw. The company owner supervised the work and operated a vehicle loader near the entrance to the logging area 200 yards away. When the owner heard no trees fall in Employee #1's area for over one hour, he sent another employee to search for Employee #1. After that employee returned from searching unsuccessfully, the owner joined the search. When they moved a felled tree with the skidder to allow passage along a dirt road, they discovered Employee #1's body. The tree, which was approximately 75 ft tall and 18 in. in diameter, had struck his chest and abdomen.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, tree felling, chain saw, pinned, saw, crushed, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315675140 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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