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Accident: 200542231 - Employee Is Injured While Cutting Branches, Later Dies

Accident: 200542231 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/28/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31556244711/04/20110783J.J. Tree Service And Landscaping

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 28, 2011, Employee #1 was in a tree cutting tree branches, and sustained a severe laceration to his leg, apparently from a chainsaw. Employee #1 was rescued from the tree by the local EMS (emergency medical services) and fire departments, via their rope and harness/belt. On November 3, 2011, Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries. Preliminary investigation findings suggested that Employee #1 was improperly protected against laceration hazards because he was not wearing chaps at the time of the incident.

Keywords: ppe, chain saw, laceration, tree, tree trimming, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315562447 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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