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Accident: 605030 - Employee Killed While Trying To Escape Falling Tree

Accident: 605030 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10701404506/04/19932411Calvin Bradford Logging
Employee #1, a skidder operator, was approximately 75 ft from a sawyer who was felling a more than 100 ft long tree. When the tree began to fall, Employee #1 jumped out of the skidder and ran for cover. The tree struck him on the head, killing him. Had he remained inside the skidder, which was equipped with ROPS, he probably would have survived.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107014045 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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