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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 124645.015 Event: 01/27/2020Employee Is Struck By Tree Limb And Is Killed
At 11:00 a.m. on January 27, 2020, Employee #1 was cutting a poplar tree, as a c oworker went for diesel fuel for the skidder. Employee #1 was cutting a large p oplar tree with an Echo CS-800P chain saw when a limb of another tree wrapped i n vines, broke striking Employee #1's head and fractured his skull. Employee #1 wore a hooded jacket and a baseball cap.
Keywords: chain saw, fracture, head, struck by, tree felling, tree limb
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1458948.015 Fatality Forestry workers, except logging

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