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Accident: 202023651 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Log

Accident: 202023651 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 08/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242768509/05/20080782Ross Tree Expert Co.
On August 29, 2008, Employee #1, a tree trimmer, was using a winch attached to a chipper, to remove logs from the ground of a large wooded area. When a log got hung up on debris, Employee #1 entered the safety zone in front of the log, instead of approaching the area behind the log. The log suddenly released itself from the debris and struck Employee #1 in the chest. Employee #1 apparently died as a result of the accident.
Keywords: chest, agriculture, log, chipper, struck by, winch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312427685 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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