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Accident: 201460193 - Farm Worker Injured When Struck By Falling Tree Branch

Accident: 201460193 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/12/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31723057101/15/20140175Borden Ranches, Llc

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 12, 2013, Employee #1, of Borden Ranches LLC., was sitting in the bucket of 580c Construction King Loader Backhoe (Model 5800) elevated approximately 15 ft high using a 22 in. Stihl MS660 chain saw to cut a 30 ft long oak tree branch. Employee #1 made the cut and was struck by the falling branch. Employee #1 suffered a serious right leg tibia-fibula fracture after being struck by the falling branch. The branch was not controlled with a directional or lowering device to prevent it from falling on the workers. Borden Ranches, LLC was a farm that produced orchards of citrus and deciduous fruits.

Keywords: fracture, tree limb, tibia, agriculture, chain saw, tree, struck by, elevated work plat, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317230571 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, farm workers

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