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Accident: 956912 - Employee Killed By Failing Tree

Accident: 956912 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189090112/03/19921611Tri County Construction
On November 25, 1992, Employee #1 and a coworker, experienced timber fallers for Tri-County Construction, were working together clearing trees for a timber (logging) access road. Because they were in a burn area, there was no foliage on the trees and the workers had excellent visibility. The coworker told Employee #1 that he was about to fell a 75 ft tree. For some reason, Employee #1 entered the danger zone and was struck by the falling tree. His neck was broken. He was transported to Modesto Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No safety violations were cited.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, construction, tree, neck, struck by, falling object, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111890901 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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