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Accident: 511071 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 511071 -- Report ID: 0931600 -- Event Date: 10/16/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1808498810/23/19862411Neil Brewer Logging
AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30 PM ON OCTOBER 16, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 BEGAN FELLING A TREE WITHIN ANOTHER EMPLOYEE'S CUTTING AREA. (EMPLOYEE #1 HAD ENTERED THE OTHER EMPLOYEE'S AREA WITHOUT INFORMING HIM THAT HE WAS THERE.) THE OTHER EMPLOYEE COULD NOT SEE EMPLOYEE #1 FROM WHERE HE WAS STANDING. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE CUT A TREE WHICH FELL AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: tree felling, obstructed view, work rules, crushed, tree, logger, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18084988 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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