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Accident: 889808 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Tree Limb

Accident: 889808 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10447567810/29/19900783The Davey Tree Expert Company
At 2:15 p.m. on October 27, 1990, Employee #1 was felling a 90 ft high white pine tree. Two guidelines were attached to the top of the tree. He proceeded to make his back cut approximately 2 ft 3 in. up from the base of the tree. The tree fell to the ground in the exact location as planned. Subsequently, a 21 ft long tree limb broke off the tree and struck Employee #1 in the head. He was transported to UM shock trauma, where he died the next day at 2:00 a.m.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, tree, struck by, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104475678 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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