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Accident: 955757 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 955757 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 06/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30066827406/19/19981629George Nice & Sons, Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 19, 1998, Employee #1 was using a chain saw to cut down a 86 ft tall beech tree on an approximately 60 degree slope. As the tree fell into the ravine, vines from the brush around it that were also connected to a poplar tree 27 ft uphill, pulled on a limb and broke it off. The limb fell, striking Employee #1 on the head. He was hospitalized and died shortly thereafter.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, caught by, construction, tree, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300668274 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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