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Accident: 59593.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 59593.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 03/22/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
964501.01503/24/2014Graham County Land Company
At approximately 1:35 p.m. on March 22, 2014, Employee #1 was felling a tree pre paring the site for the right of way for a pipeline using a saw. The tree being cut down had an adjacent tree leaning into it and intertwined in its top branche s by vines. When the tree was felled, the adjacent tree fell onto Employee #1 in his egress path, pinning him to the ground. Employee #1 was killed with crus hing injuries to his right side.
Keywords: crushing, falling object, pinned, saw, struck by, tree, tree felling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 964501.015 39 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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