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Accident: 75114.015 - Employee Killed By A Falling Tree Limb.

Accident: 75114.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 03/18/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1047650.01503/19/2015Riggs Tree Service Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on March 18, 2015, an employee was working from the ground clearing and hauling cut wood limbs to the wood chipper. The employee walked underneath a tree limb that was stuck in the tree. Another employee working from the tree, had lowered a chain saw and the tree limb then became dislodged. The dislodged t ree struck the employee in the back of the head and fractured his leg. The emplo yee was killed from his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, head, leg, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree limb, wood chips
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1047650.015 49 M Fatality Forestry workers, except logging

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