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Accident: 953786 - Employee Killed By Dislodged Tree

Accident: 953786 -- Report ID: 0355119 -- Event Date: 11/13/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10576631511/14/19912411Pulliam Logging
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 13, 1991, Employee #1 was cutting trees. He had cut an 8 in. diameter by 50 ft tall white oak that became lodged in the branches of a 50 ft tall beech tree. Employee #1 did not have the lodged tree pulled down by a skidder, which was operating approximately 100 yards away. Instead, Employee #1 relocated himself approximately 30 ft from the lodged oak and cut a 32 in. diameter by approximately 90 ft tall beech tree. As the beech fell, the oak dislodged and fell and struck Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105766315 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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