Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201763232 - Employee Is Killed When Stuck By Falling Tree Branch
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|312540396||10/24/2008||1629||R.O.W. Contracting Corporation|
On February 27, 2009, Employee #1 was clearing trees and branches that were in the path of a natural gas pipeline. Employee #1 was standing on a cutter head which was attached to the front end of a tractor. Employee #1 was raised to about 10 ft. off of the ground and was using a pole chain saw to trim an overhanging branch that was approximately 22 ft. above the ground. When Employee #1 cut the branch, it fell, striking his head and upper back, knocking him to the ground. The coworker, the tractor operator, backed the tractor up and exited the cab to provide first aid until emergency personnel arrived. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
|1||312540396||Fatality||Bruise/Contus/Abras||Occupation not reported|