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Accident: 593699 - Tree Fell Onto Employee

Accident: 593699 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/26/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10139521806/27/19904911Tombigbee Electric Power Association
AN ELECTRIC UTILITY EMPLOYEE WAS CUTTING A TREE AS PART OF A RIGHT-OF-WAY CLEARING PROJECT. THE TREE HAS WAS CUTTING SPLIT ABOUT 11 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE'S SAW HUNG UP IN THE TREE; AND, AS HE TRIED TO FREE THE SAW, THE TREE SNAPPED FROM THE STUMP. THE TREE FELL ON THE EMPLOYEE, WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF THE INJURIES HE SUSTAINED IN THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: tree felling, crushed, tree, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101395218 Fatality Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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