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Accident: 130759.015 - Employee Is Struck Against Brush Chipper, Later Dies

Accident: 130759.015 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 10/24/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499982.01510/26/2020Asplundh Tree Expert Llc

At 2:00 p.m. on October 24, 2020, an employee was clearing brush from an embankm ent when he became entangled in the winch line and was drawn to the chipper. He struck the tailgate of the chipper and received a laceration to the left leg. Th e employee was treated and released at a local hospital, but later died.

Keywords: brush chipper, caught by, chipper, embankment, entangled, laceration, landscaping, leg, struck against, struck by, tailgate, winch

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1499982.015 27 M Fatality Chipper Operator

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