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Accident: 202627006 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 202627006 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 08/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31513168008/11/20110783Cleartree Llc
On August 11, 2011, Employee #1, a tree cutter, was performing tree clearing work in the backyard of a private residence. He was approximately 30 feet above ground, standing in the "V" of a tree, cutting the branches and the trunk. The tree being cut was intertwined with another tree by its branches and some vines that were tangled in the limbs. As Employee #1 cut the trunk of the first tree, the vines and limbs pulled the other tree trunk, which snapped off and fell on Employee #1. He was crushed and killed by the second tree.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, tree felling, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315131680 Fatality Asphyxia Timber cutting and logging occupations

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