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Accident: 909911 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 909911 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10784678407/19/19902421Sandhill Logging
Employee #1 was cutting storm timber. All the trees in the area were estimated to be 90 ft tall. He was working on a tree that he had cut down and a coworker was cutting down a sweet gum tree 45 ft away. When Employee #1 walked to the area where his coworker's tree would fall, the sweet gum tree fell on him, striking him in the back with a 2 1/2 in. limb. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, back, struck by, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107846784 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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