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Accident: 965079 - Employee Killed When Felled Oak Tree Struck Him

Accident: 965079 -- Report ID: 0931800 -- Event Date: 03/16/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10095066603/17/19882411Kent L. Holmgrem Logging Company
ON MARCH 16, 1988, TWO EMPLOYEES WERE FELLING REDWOOD TREES. BEFORE THE REDWOODS COULD BE CUT ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES DECIDED HE NEEDED TO CUT AN 18 INCH OAK TREE. AS THE OAK TREE BEGAN TO FALL IT BECAME CAUGHT IN ANOTHER OAK TREE AND WAS PROPELLED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. THE OAK TREE STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 (THE OTHER EMPLOYEE) AND INFLICTED FATAL CRUSHING INJURIES.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, crushed, tree, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100950666 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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