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Accident: 910760 - Employee Killed When Struck By Lodged Tree

Accident: 910760 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/31/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11102421209/06/19902411T & K Logging
Employee #1 was using a chain saw to cut an oak tree. When the oak tree fell, a cherry tree, which had apparently been leaning against it, fell and struck Employee #1 on the shoulder. He sustained multiple internal injuries and died. The company had failed to mechanically pull down the lodged trees before beginning any other work.
Keywords: shoulder, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111024212 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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