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Accident: 788000 - Employee Killed When Struck Twice By Falling Tree

Accident: 788000 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 08/07/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10825684308/08/19910191Gtt Farm & Forest
At approximately 12:10 p.m. on August 7, 1991, Employee #1, part owner of the company, was felling timber during a thinning operation. He was felling a 70 ft high by 18 in. diameter second growth fir tree. As the fir tree fell, it contacted a 30 ft high by 9 in. diameter oak tree. The force caused the butt end to drive backward toward the employee, who was approximately 6 feet from the stump, striking him in the shoulder and neck. As the tree continued to fall, the butt rose above him and came down again, striking Employee #1 in the head and killing him instantly.
Keywords: head, shoulder, tree felling, agriculture, struck against, tree, neck, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108256843 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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