Accident Report Detail
Accident: 119843.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Branch
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1430887.015||09/06/2019||Cummins Enterprises, Inc|
At 9:00 a.m. on September 5, 2019, an employee was in the process of cleaning a manhole as part of an overall operation to clear a worksite. A coworker was usin g an excavator to knock down trees. The employee heard the coworker idle down th e excavator and assumed it was safe to approach within 75 feet of the tree felli ng operation. At the same time, the last tree the coworker knocked down struck a second tree that was 15 feet away from the employee. The second tree was knocke d over and a branch struck the employee on the head. The employee received blunt force trauma that killed him.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing