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Accident: 82082.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tree

Accident: 82082.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 12/30/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1115547.01512/31/2015Wright Tree Service Of The West, Inc.

At 3:00 p.m. on December 30, 2015, an employee who was a foreman for a power lin e clearance crew, was operating a chain saw while elevated in a bay laurel tree approximately 54 feet high. The employee cut through his work lanyard with the chainsaw and fell to the ground. The employee was killed due to blunt force tra uma to the head and chest from the fall.

Keywords: chain saw, chest, fall, fall protection, head, power line worker, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1115547.015 26 M Fatality Hand cutting and trimming occupations

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