Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201175528 - Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Trimmed Tree Branch
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|125718692||04/27/2004||0172||111332||Pilot Hills Services, Llc|
Abstract: On April 6, 2004, Employee #1, a supervisor for Pilot Hills LLC., was trimming an oak tree that was located in a vineyard in Pilot Hills, California. The branch was 14 to 16 feet off of the ground and approximately 18 feet from the base of the tree. Employee #1 placed his 20 foot aluminum extension ladder on the branch and then began to cut off a 4 foot long, 1 inch in diameter branch. He cut the branch with a chain saw. The branch fell and hit the base of his ladder, knocking him off of the ladder. Employee #1 fell to the ground, bounced, and hit part of the ladder. Employee #1 broke both legs when he fell. He was seriously injured and was hospitalized for more than a week.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||125718692||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Supervisors, farm workers|