Accident Report Detail
Accident: 928168 - Employee Killed In Failure Of Aerial Lift Boom
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|109674242||02/09/1996||0783||Burford'S Tree, Inc.|
A tree trimmer was in an aerial lift performing a line-clearance operation. He was in the bucket of the aerial lift about 6.7 meters above the ground, using a pole cutter to trim the trees. As he was adjusting the bucket, the hydraulic cylinder for the lower boom failed when the rod pulled through the locking assembly nut. A total loss of hydraulic fluid caused the extended boom and bucket to free-fall to the ground, killing the employee.
|1||109674242||Fatality||Other||Forestry workers, except logging|