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Accident: 759613 - Employee Killed When Struck In Head By Flying Tree

Accident: 759613 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
303594607/26/19902411Isaac Williams Logging
Employee #1 cut a maple tree on the side of a mountain. The maple tree fell down the mountain and struck a poplar tree, which bent over under the force of the maple tree. When the trees separated, the poplar tree sprang up, snapped off, and flew up the mountain. The poplar tree struck the employee in the head, killing him instantly.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, struck by, flying object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3035946 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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