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Accident: 42401.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree And Is Killed

Accident: 42401.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 03/18/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
896144.01503/18/2013Colonial Golf And Tennis, Llc
At 12:50 p.m. on March 18, 2013, Employee #1 was using a chainsaw to cut down a pine tree that was 47 to 50 feet tall on Fairway Number 10 of a golf course. The employee cut a wedge at the front of the tree then went to the back of the tree to make a back cut. As Employee #1 removed the chainsaw to make the cut on the other side tree, the tree began to fall backwards, striking him in the head, killing him.
Keywords: tree trimming, tree, chain saw, head, falling object, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 896144.015 57 M Fatality Puncture

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