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Accident: 693267 - Employee Killed When Struck By Felled Tree

Accident: 693267 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 09/19/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12544120409/22/19942411William F. Tyree (Logging)
Employee #1 was contracted to cut trees for William F. Tyree. He cut one tree, which fell into a smaller tree nearby and lodged. A coworker went to retrieve a skidder to pull the lodged tree to the ground. While waiting for the skidder to return, Employee #1 sat on a log, downhill from the lodged tree. The lodged tree suddenly fell, hitting the employee in the back and knocking him to the ground. Employee #1 died of internal hemorrhaging shortly thereafter.
Keywords: tree felling, hemorrhage, lodged tree, back, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125441204 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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