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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14215404 Event: 12/17/1984Struck By Falling Tree
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING AN 18 " IN DIAMETER PINE TREE, WHICH LODGED IN A 10' TALL OAK TREE, CAUSING A KICK BACK CONDITION. THE PINE TREE FELL ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, CAUSING ALMOST IMMEDIATE DEATH. THE EMPLOYEE WAS USING A HUSKEY-VARNER MODEL 2100 CD CHAIN SAW TO FELL THE TREE.
Keywords: tree felling, lodged tree, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15334428 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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