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Accident: 732719 - Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 732719 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1534282703/08/19852411Clift Jones
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A SKIDDER, TRYING TO PUSH A PARTIALLY CUT TREE OVER. THE TREE TWISTED AND FELL BACK ONTO A NEARBY LOADER. THE LOADER OPERATOR WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD AND KILLED BY THE FALLING TREE. THE LOADER WAS MADE BY THE TREE FARMER COMPANY. THE TREE WAS AN 80 FOOT HIGH GUM TREE. THE LOADER WAS LOCATED ONLY 72 FEET AWAY FROM THE BASE OF THE FALLING TREE.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, loader, skidder, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15342827 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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