Accident Report Detail
Accident: 141630.015 - Employee Incurs Contusion And Abrasion To Leg When Struck By
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At approximately 9:10 a.m. on November 28, 2021, an employee climbed an oak tree and prepped to cut the branches with a chainsaw. The employee was removing the branches from an oak tree that had an estimated overall height of 45 feet. The e mployee operated a chainsaw and used an arborist saddle and a climbing line for fall protection while working in the tree. The employee secured a tagline onto t he tree branch so the employees below could control the branch as it fell. The e mployee had cut a tree branch with an estimated length of 15 feet. As the tree b ranch was cut, it swung in the direction of the employee, striking his left leg. The tree branch then fell into the employee's climbing line, causing him to los e grip of the tree and spikes. The employee was hospitalized to treat a bruise a nd abrasion to the left leg.
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