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Accident: 568279 - Employee Killed When Struck By Split Tree Trunk

Accident: 568279 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 12/04/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12337573512/05/19962411Robert Darden Logging
Employee #1 was felling a 14 in. hardwood tree during a logging operation. He had made the appropriate back cut on the butt of the tree and then started the horizontal cut 2 in. above the back cut. When he had cut about a third of the way through the trunk of the tree, the trunk split upward to about 10 ft and then pivoted upward, striking Employee #1 in the neck and chest and hurling him 11 ft. He sustained multiple fractures and was killed. Employee #1 was wearing the required ppe.
Keywords: chest, fracture, tree felling, tree section, neck, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123375735 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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