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Accident: 86008.015 - Worker Is Stuck By Falling Tree And Dies

Accident: 86008.015 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 01/06/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1116252.01501/06/20162411128916 - Danny Woods Dba Woods Logging
On January 6, 2016, a worker was felling a poplar tree that measured 70 feet tall and 15 inches in diameter. When the poplar tree fell, it struck a neighboring birch tree that measured 65 feet tall. The base of the poplar tree raised about 12 feet in the air and struck the worker in the head. A nearby skidder operator contacted emergency services and, upon arrival, the worker was determined dead.
Keywords: struck by, tree felling, falling object, head
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1116252.015 50 M Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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