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Accident: 599787 - Employee Killed When Crushed By A Falling Pine Tree

Accident: 599787 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 12/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10718048112/10/19922411Hawkins Logging Co.
Employee #1, a chain saw operator, had been assigned to clear-cut pine tree woods. When he cut the first tree, which had a 13 in. diameter at the stump, it fell and lodged in two standing trees. Employee #1 cut down the second supporting tree. The lodged tree fell to the ground, crushing and killing Employee #1 as the second tree was falling.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, back, crushed, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107180481 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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