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Accident: 202089496 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree Limb

Accident: 202089496 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 12/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31378627912/17/20100811S. Miller Excavating, Llc
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on December 15, 2010, Employee #1, the owner of S. Miller Excavating, LLC, was felling a poplar tree approximately 100 ft tall. As the tree was falling, one of its branches (approximately 11 ft long) snapped off the trunk, struck him, and killed him. Employee #1 was not wearing head protection at the time of the incident. Another employee was working nearby but did not witness the incident.
Keywords: hard hat, tree felling, tree limb, ppe, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313786279 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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