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Accident: 953976 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Dead Tree

Accident: 953976 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 09/17/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12369359003/04/19942411Hart Wood Lumber
Employee #1 was cutting timber off Route 602 in Dickenson County. He apparently had cut a large oak tree and was standing watching it fall. A dead snag to his rear was supported by the oak. As the oak fell, the snag also fell, striking Employee #1 in the back and killing him. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, struck by, falling object, logging, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123693590 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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