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Accident: 564369 - Employee Killed Instantly When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 564369 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10347780807/19/19902411Shelvis Thompson Logging
Employee #1, age 34, a chain saw operator, was felling a tree. He was to the right of a tree that had lodged in another tree about 30 feet away. When the tree Employee #1 was working on fell, it caused the lodged tree to twist and fall on top of him, killing him instantly.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 103477808

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