Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 200452787 - Employee Dies After Fall From Bucket While Felling Tree
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|315286443||04/12/2011||0783||561730||Rda Service Company, Inc.|
Abstract: On April 11, 2011, Employee #1 was working with a crew from RDA Service Company, Inc., that was felling trees. A tag line was attached to the top portion of the tree and it was felled without incident. Employee #1 was in the elevated bucket and was not using fall protection. He was in the bucket to push the top of the lower tree section in the direction of the desired fall, as a coworker cut the tree at its base. The coworker made an improper back cut and wedge cut, which caused the tree to fall 90 degrees from the intended direction. As the tree fell, it struck the bucket and Employee #1 was ejected. He died.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||315286443||Fatality||Concussion||Occupation not reported|