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Accident: 909127 - Employee Dies When Punctured By Tree Trunk

Accident: 909127 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12646712505/02/19951611R. E. Goodson Construction Co., Inc.
Employee #1, an off-road truck driver, was dumping sand in an area to make a golf course. He was getting the dump truck into position to dump the sand when he got too close to a pile of tree debris. A tree trunk that was sticking out from the debris pile pierced him through the chest to the back of the neck area. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: chest, impaled, construction, tree, neck, inattention, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126467125 Fatality Puncture Truck drivers, heavy

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