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Accident: 95589.015 - Employee Falls From Tree And Sustains Fracture To Pelvis

Accident: 95589.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1232855.01505/16/2017Silver Top Tree Service Inc

At 9:30 a.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee put on tree climbing equipment and cli mbed approximately 40 feet into a tree. The employee secured a life line and a f lip line in the tree. The employee was preparing to cut the tree down. The emplo yee was removing the top of the tree before cutting down the bottom of the tree. The employee was working his way down the tree and trimming branches with a cha in saw. The employee removed the flip line and left the life line secured to top of tree. The employee put in the face cut and back cut. As tree began to fall, the employee felt a tug on the life line. The employee realized that the life li ne was attached to the top of the tree. The employee tried to jump onto the fall ing tree but was unsuccessful. The employee reached back to grab a branch but wa s pulled to the ground by the falling tree. The employee sustained fractures to the pelvis.

Keywords: fall, fracture, lifeline, pelvis, tree felling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232855.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Chainsaw Operator

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