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Accident: 909887 - Employee Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 909887 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 11/20/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10783497011/22/19892411Marvin Williams Logging
On November 20, 1989, Employee #1 was cutting a pine tree. While Employee #1 was cutting the tree, its top 50 feet had broken off at a height of about 40 feet. The broken part of the tree made a 45-degree angle to the ground. The upper part of the pine tree fell and hit Employee #1 on the head, killing him. Employees had not cleared the broken limbs from the site before beginning logging.
Keywords: head, limbing, tree, struck by, concussion, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107834970 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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