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Accident: 202509147 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Tree

Accident: 202509147 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 12/07/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31433109105/25/20120783Joe Purcell Dba Joe'S Tree Service

On December 7, 2011, Employee #1, with Joe's Tree Service, was descending a Redwood tree that had been topped. Standard tree work equipment such as a chain saw, a flip line, and a drop line were in use. He fell approximately 20 ft from the tree. Employee #1 was hospitalized at John Muir Medical for abrasions and bruises. There were no witnesses. Employee #1 made a quick rappel, which may have contributed to the fall.

Keywords: chain saw, safety belt, descending, tree, abrasion, lanyard, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314331091 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Painters, construction and maintenance

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