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Accident: 509646 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Tree

Accident: 509646 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 10/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10724003810/12/19940851U.S. Forest Service
Employee #1 was part of a three man crew that had been sent to fell trees across a roadway to prevent vehicle use. The tree faller and a coworker were felling a 147 ft tall grand fir. The tree was intended to fall to the north; therefore, Employee #1 was told to stand approximately 70 feet south of the tree. The tree fell 180 degrees from its intended path and struck Employee #1. He died before he could be removed from under the tree.
Keywords: tree felling, agriculture, crushed, tree, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107240038 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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