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Inspection: 15206550 - Dupont Logging Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Vermont

Nr: 15206550Report ID: 0155010Open Date: 08/10/1984

Dupont Logging Inc
Neals Pond Road
Lunenburg, VT 05906
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Route 3 Box 307, North Stratford, NH 03590

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/10/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/10/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360601991    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14467922Event: 08/09/1984Struck By Falling Tree
AN EMPLOYEE NOTCHED A TREE ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE AND BACK-CUT THIS SAME TREE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE TREE DID NOT FALL AT THIS POINT NOR WAS IT MADE TO (PUSHED OVER BY SKIDDER). ONCE THE EMPLOYEE REALIZED THE TREE WAS NOT GOING TO FALL HE SIMPLY WALKED 40' AWAY AND STARTED LIMBING OTHER TREES ALREADY ON THE GROUND. THE TREE, BY WIND OR GRAVITY, CAME CRASHING DOWN ON THE EMPLOYEE AND CAUSED QUICK DEATH BY SEVERE SKULL FRACTURE. THE TREE WAS 10' IN DIAMETER AT THE BASE AND THE LIMB CONTACTING THE EMPLOYEE WAS 4" IN DIAMETER. A HARDHART WAS FOUND (UNDAMAGED) ON THE GROUND 5' AWAY.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15206550 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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