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Accident: 851378 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 851378 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 10/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10650024210/09/19912411Horneck Logging
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on October 4, 1991, Employee #1 was working alone cutting pulpwood. The first tree he felled landed across the logging road and struck a dead standing birch tree. The birch tree snapped 71 in. above ground, fell back, and struck Employee #1 in the head. The employer found Employee #1 lying face-up on the logging road with his saw still running and his hard hat sitting next to the tree that he felled. Employee #1 had been killed, suffering a concussion.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, struck by, concussion, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106500242 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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