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Accident: 565234 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 565234 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/14/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10771104607/30/19922411Jimmy G. Halsell Logging
ON JULY 14, 1992, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ALONE FELLING TREES. WHEN HE CUT A PINE TREE APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET LONG, THE TREE STRUCK TWO OTHER TREES, CAUSING IT TO FALL APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET BEHIND AND 3 FEET TO THE RIGHT OF THE ANTICIPATED SPOT. THE TREE STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND, AND FELL ON TOP OF HIM. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF SUFFOCATION CAUSED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE TREE ACROSS HIS UPPER BODY. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: tree felling, suffocated, pinned, tree, logger, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107711046 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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