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Accident: 41341.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 41341.015 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 02/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
891618.01502/22/2013Donald L. Shirey Lumber Co., Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 21, 2013, Employee #1 cut down a tree and began removing the limbs with a chainsaw. He was not wearing a hard hat or any other type of protective equipment. An adjacent tree, which was dead, broke away from the trunk and struck Employee #1 in his head. Employee #1 suffered a skull fracture and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, tree felling, crushed, falling object, head, logging, tree
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 891618.015 36 M Fatality Fracture Sawing machine operators

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