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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133068.015 Event: 02/02/2021Logging Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Dead Tree
On or about February 3, 2021, an employee was working for a logging company. He was a subcontracted employee. He was performing work duties such as, but not lim ited to, felling trees with a chain saw. He had felled a tree. He was cutting an d topping the tree he had cut down. Approximately 30 feet (9.1 meters) away from where he was working, there was a dead tree (danger tree). As he started cuttin g up the fallen log, the nearby tree fell naturally, due to rot. It fell onto th e employee. The employee was crushed. He died from his injuries while still onsi te.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, chain saw, construction, crushed, falling object, multiemployer, struck by, traumatic, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1513652.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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