Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201145182 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Trimming Palm Tree
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
Abstract: On March 31, 2004, Employee #1 was trimming a palm tree that measured 45 feet tall for an employer that specialized in residential gardening and tree services. As Employee #1 was positioned on the tree, approximately 40 feet above the ground, cutting off palm fronds with a gasoline-powered chainsaw, he contacted a 12KV electrical wire, was electrocuted, and killed. Emergency services were contacted and upon their arrival, Employee #1's body was removed from the tree. The accident investigation determined that Employee #1, who was wearing climbing gaffs and a positioning belt, was located about 4 feet away from the electrical wire. While Employee #1 cut a green frond, it became caught on the electrical wire. As he tried to pull the frond away from the wire, he came into contact with the wire.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||305353609||Fatality||Electric Shock||Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm|