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Accident: 910182 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 910182 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/14/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11568999412/17/19922411Nabors & Son Logging, Inc.
Employee #1 cut down a large hardwood tree and it struck another tree. As a result, the felled tree fell more to the left than intended and struck a partially dead tree. A limb of the dead tree broke off and lodged in the top of another tree. Later that day, Employee #1 walked under the tree supporting the dead limb. The limb fell 60 to 65 ft and struck Employee #1 in the head. He died of massive head trauma.
Keywords: fracture, head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115689994 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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