Accident Report Detail
Accident: 100708.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1277032.015||11/07/2017||Greg Smith Tree Service Llc|
At 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2017, a climber was approximately 40 feet up a tree . The climber was properly secured with his vertical life line and positioning. The climber had secured an upper section of tree to be removed with a butt hitc h. When the climber made a final cut, a section of tree fell as expected. Shock loading of this section caused the tree to break approximately 32 inches above g round level. The tree fell with the climber and turned approximately 180 degrees while falling. The climber was caught in between the tree and the ground when t ree hit the ground and was killed.
|1||1277032.015||53||M||Fatality||Timber cutting and logging occupations|