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Accident: 69427.015 - Employee Struck By Uprooted Tree And Is Killed

Accident: 69427.015 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 12/09/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1012918.01512/10/2014Hood Timber And Construction Llc
At 5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2014, Employee #1 was felling a standing chestnut oa k tree using a Stihl 24 inch chainsaw. The employee was wearing chaps and a hard hat equipped with a face shield and ear muffs. The ground was very wet. As Empl oyee #1 felled his tree, a red oak tree 8 inches in diameter uphill uprooted, fe ll on him and killed him. He sustained a fractured skull, broken neck and was bl eeding from his ears and nose. The employee was knocked several feet downhill wh ere he was found lying against a standing tree.
Keywords: fracture, neck, ppe, skull, struck by, tree, tree felling, unstable soil
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1012918.015 38 M Fatality

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