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Accident: 604694 - Employee Killed When Struck By Tree Limb

Accident: 604694 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10700857506/21/19912411Scotch Lumber Company, Inc.
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on June 12, 1991, Employee #1 was felling a 24 in. by 75 ft tall pine tree. The tree fell between two smaller pine trees and threw an approximately 75 in. long, 3 in. diameter dead limb out of one of the two trees. The limb ricocheted back toward Employee #1, striking him across the right side of his face above the right eye. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the site by the coroner.
Keywords: tree felling, tree section, struck by, face, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107008575 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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