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Accident: 564930 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 564930 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 04/02/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10760487804/05/19932411Scroggins & Sons Logging, Inc.
Employee #1 was felling trees next to a country road but in a location inaccessible to a shearing machine. He was cutting a forked tree when it twisted and caught the limb of a nearby cottonwood tree between the forks. As the tree Employee #1 was cutting began to fall, the cottonwood limb also came down and struck the employee on the neck. Employee #1 died from a fractured neck.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, lodged tree, tree, neck, struck by, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107604878 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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