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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300076825 - Steven Gray Haynes

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 300076825Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 04/17/1997

Steven Gray Haynes
312 Robin Road
Mt. Airy, NC 27030
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
Mailing: 352 Taylors St., Mt. Airy, NC 27030

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/17/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/01/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200070209Event: 04/15/1997Employee Killed When Struck By Base Of Tree
Employee #1 was cutting up the trunks of three leaning trees in a small wooded lot behind a residence. Apparently one of the sections struck Employee #1 in the chest and head, killing him. The cause of death was listed as blunt trauma to the chest. There seem to have been no attempts made at pulling the tree down before cutting the leaning trunks into smaller sections. The primary cause of this accident was failure to use proper techniques to fell leaning trees. Employee #1's employment history and experience in tree felling operations was not available.
Keywords: chest, head, tree felling, work rules, tree, tree section, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300076825 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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