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Accident: 202569398 - Employee Suffocates When Trapped Under A Root Ball

Accident: 202569398 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31559069506/07/20120851M. Dotson Contracting, Llc
On June 5, 2012, Employee #1 was felling a tree when the root ball became uprooted it slid down onto the employee. Employee #1 was pinned under the root ball. Other employees tried to free Employee #1 from the tree root ball. The employee died of suffocation from the weight of the root ball.
Keywords: die, tree felling, suffocated, tree, tree section, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315590695 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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