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Accident: 607705 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 607705 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 05/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10273430805/29/19902411West Georgia Forest Products
Employee #1 was felling trees when a tree lodged. He started to fell another tree and it either struck or shook the trees in which the first tree was lodged. As the second tree fell, Employee #1 backed away from it, ending up under the lodged tree, which then fell on him and killed him. Employee #1 was 19 ft from the stump of the lodged tree and about 6 ft from the stump of the second tree when he was struck.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102734308 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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