Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.