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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125298711 - Young And Mcqueen Grading, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 125298711Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 05/30/1995

Young And Mcqueen Grading, Inc.
Sr1500 Box Creek
Burnsville, NC 28714
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 1244, Burnsville, NC 28714

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/07/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/07/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170056006Event: 05/23/1995Employee Dies After Being Struck On Head By Falling Tree
Employee #1 worked as a laborer for a grading company. To prepare a site for a flood control dam, a small number of various kinds of trees had to be cut. The employee used a chain saw to fell a tree approximately 10 in. in diameter. The cut was completely made, but the tree split as it was falling and kicked back toward the employee. The base of the tree struck the employee on the left side of his head. Employee #1 died two days later.
Keywords: kick back, head, tree felling, work rules, construction, tree, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125298711 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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