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Accident: 731216 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Top

Accident: 731216 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10399580907/19/19889190Department Of Natural Resources
At approximately 9:50 a.m. on July 19, 1988, Employee #1 and a coworker were using chain saws to fell trees on a Boy Scout trail, one half mile southeast of Kilsoquah Campground, Huntington Reservation, IN. A partially broken tree top fell and struck Employee #1 on the left side of his skull, killing him instantly. The coworker was not injured. Employee #1 and the coworker were not using personal protective equipment.
Keywords: tree felling, ppe, chain saw, work rules, skull, tree, tree section, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103995809 Fatality Concussion Forestry workers, except logging

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