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Accident: 772392 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 772392 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10906750409/07/19942411Compton Logging
At about 1 p.m. on September 6, 1994, a logging crew returned to cutting trees after a lunch break. Employee #1 returned to cutting trees on the north hillside of the work area. He felled a 45 ft pine, on the uphill side; however, it became lodged at a 45 degree angle in other standing pines. Employee #1 went downhill 20 ft and cut another 45 ft pine to fall across and ground the first tree. The second tree fell and struck the first tree, which did not fall, and rebounded and struck Employee #1. Coworkers found Employee #1 shortly thereafter. Medical help responded; however, Employee #1 could not be stabilized and he died.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109067504 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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