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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132533.015 Event: 01/18/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
At 2:00 p.m. on January 18, 2021, an employee was felling a tree when another tr ee fell behind him. The tree behind him slid down an adjacent tree and hit the e mployee pushing his head onto a tree that was already on the ground. The employe e suffered blunt force trauma and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, chain saw, fall, falling object, feller-buncher, harvester, head, logger, logging, skull, slid, struck against, struck by, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510749.015 Fatality Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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