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Accident: 87677.015 - Worker Is Struck Tree And Dies

Accident: 87677.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/04/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1169159.01508/10/2016James Tree Service, Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. on August 4, 2016, a worker was using a chain saw to cut a tree dow n. The blade of the saw became embedded in the tree and stopped working. As the worker attempted to remove the saw blade, the tree fell and struck him on the ba ck of his shoulder and head. The worker was knocked to the ground and died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: chain saw, head, shoulder, struck by, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1169159.015 50 M Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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