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Accident: 993972 - Logger Without Head Protection Struck By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 993972 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11595200408/29/19912411James Ritter Lumber Co. Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 8:50 AM, ON AUGUST 9, 1991, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING TREES. HE FELLED A TREE WHICH KNOCKED A LIMB FROM AN ADJOINING TREE. THE LIMB FELL AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE HEAD. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL, WHERE HE DIED THE NEXT DAY. THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT WEARING ANY SORT OF HEAD PROTECTION AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, ppe, work rules, tree, logger, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115952004 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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