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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123073.015 Event: 01/09/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
At 3:45 p.m. on January 9, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers were engaged in tree felling operations. Employee #1, who was operating a chainsaw, made a back cut to a tree. The tree began to fall, and the coworkers gave verbal warning to Emp loyee #1, who began to walk along a designated escape route but then paused. Th e falling tree, after hitting the ground, bucked upward, and the butt of the tre e struck Employee #1 in the head. He was killed.
Keywords: chain saw, construction, equipment operator, head, struck by, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1454995.015 Fatality

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