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Accident: 942987 - Employee Was Struck By A Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 942987 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1854191212/07/19880783The Davey Tree Expert Company
Employee #1 was killed while cutting down a large Blackguin Tree. This tree was grown with two forks protruding out of the base. After making the final cut, the plan was to drop both parts of the tree limbs at the same time. However, one fork snapped unexpectedly and struck the employee.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree limb, tree, fall, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18541912 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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