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Accident: 977678 - Employee Struck By Falling Tree And Killed

Accident: 977678 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 01/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10821551801/09/19902411Jim Dean Company
Employee #1 was cutting timber in a sinking cove on the side of a hill in an area that was 120 feet off of a logging road. Employee #1 was the only cutter working in the immediately area. He had previously cut approximately 8 trees in the area. The trees had to be 18 feet at the stump before they could be harvested for timber. Employee #1 was cutting a 20 foot stump of a tree that was approximately 60 feet tall at the time the tree being cut began to fall. The tree struck the top of a nearby smaller tree, causing the falling tree to roll off the direction it was falling. The tree kicked back and struck Employee #1 in the lower body, causing internal injuries and killing him.
Keywords: kick back, tree felling, tree stumping, tree, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108215518 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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