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Accident: 953877 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Limb

Accident: 953877 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 09/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
333591609/21/19922499J.W. Lovell
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 18, 1992, Employee #1 and two coworkers were removing trees from an approximately 45 acre tract. Employee #1 was felling an approximately 28 in. diameter by 70 ft high chestnut oak tree. When the cut was made and the tree started to fall, an approximately 64 in. long by 4 in. diameter dead limb fell approximately 40 ft and struck Employee #1 in the forehead, killing him. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, forehead, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3335916 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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