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Accident: 603241 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 603241 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 02/06/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10139456702/10/19922411H & S Logging
On February 1, 1992, Employee #1 was hired by a logging contractor as a tree feller to start work on February 3, 1992. Employee #1 stated that he had previously worked as a tree feller for other companies. The contractor stated, however, that the employee did not do a very good job felling the tree he was asked to cut on his first day. On the afternoon of the fourth day, Employee #1 was in his area felling trees when one of the trees became lodged. Instead of getting help, he tried to fell the other tree from under the lodged one. The standing tree moved and the lodged tree started to fall. Employee #1 ran under the falling tree and was struck by it. He sustained a concussion and died.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by, concussion, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101394567 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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