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Accident: 842021 - Employee Caught Between Tree Trunk And Ground

Accident: 842021 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1801261707/10/19902411Ohio Logging And Chipping, Inc.
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on July 6, 1990, Employee #1 was cutting down a tree in a woods. When the tree fell it struck the trunk of an 18 ft high tree that was 19 ft away. That tree rolled, striking Employee #1 and pinning him to the ground. Employee #1 suffered severe tracheal trauma and a crushed chest and neck and died. The tree that was struck and fell should have been removed.
Keywords: tree felling, pinned, work rules, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18012617 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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