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Accident: 128536.015 - Employee Is Killed While Feeding Brush Into Brush Chipper

Accident: 128536.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 07/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485976.01507/30/2020Lpz Landscape & Tree Solutions Llc

At 9:30 a.m. on July 30, 2020, an employee was feeding brush into a brush chippe r. The employee was feeding limbs into a brush chipper and there was a section o f rope that was entangled within the limbs when the employee fed the tree limbs into the chipper. The employee was pulled into or was struck against the chippe r and received multiple injuries, including brain injury, skull fracture, a pun ctured lung, and multiple abrasions. The employee died from the injuries sustain ed during the incident.

Keywords: abrasion, brush chipper, caught by, caught in, fracture, landscaper, lung, skull, struck against, tree limb

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1485976.015 39 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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