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Accident: 92290.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 92290.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 01/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1204052.01501/19/2017Creamer Dozer Service Inc.
At about 12:15 p.m. on January 18, 2017, an employee was standing next to a tree that was 75 feet from the base of the tree being felled. An excavator operator was digging a hole around the base of a tree with the intention of using the exc avator to push the tree over in the direction of the intended fall. When the e xcavator operator dug the last part of the hole, severing the last of the feeder roots holding the tree up, the tree unexpectedly fell in the direction of the e mployee, same basic direction where it was intended to fall. The employee was s truck in the neck, shoulder, arm and leg of his left side. The employee was kill ed.
Keywords: falling object, struck by, tree, tree felling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1204052.015 40 M Fatality Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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