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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136903.015 Event: 07/01/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree
At 2:37 p.m. on March 3, 2015, an employee was attempting to fell a large oak tr ee while in the process of making a cut to the base of the tree. A dead branch that was leaning against the tree fell and struck the employee and crushed the e mployee. The employee suffered multiple blunt force trauma and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, crushed, struck by, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1540300.015 Fatality Hand cutting and trimming occupations

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