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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138504.015 Event: 08/23/2021Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Tree Fighting Wildfire
At 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2021, an employee had been working on the eastern edg e of a wildfire where he was killed. His death was believed to have been caused when a green tree fell approximately 600 feet uphill and slipped down the hill striking the employee.
Keywords: crushed, falling object, fire, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, slope, struck by, tree, tree failure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1549639.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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