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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18470195 - Roy Meadows Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 18470195Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 10/19/1988

Roy Meadows Logging
State Road 1542
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 511 Piney Knob Road, Marshall, NC 27853

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/27/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/27/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1000421Event: 10/18/1988Employee Killed When Struck By A Felled Tree
Employee #1 felled a white pine and sawed off its limbs. The top of the tree had fallen between two locust trees, approximately 3 feet from the ground, causing tension on the felled tree. Standing on the west side of the felled tree, Employee #1 sawed off the top of the tree between the two locust trees. This released the tension, and the white pine sprang up against Employee #1 and knocked him backward approximately 10 feet. When his employer found him, he was on his back on the ground and the white pine was on his stomach. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: abdomen, tree felling, tree, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18470195 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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