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Accident: 96005.015 - Employee Trimming Tree Falls And Is Asphyxiated By Lifelines

Accident: 96005.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 05/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1236064.01505/30/2017Timberline Expert Tree Service, Inc.

At 1:30 p.m. on May 27, 2017, an employee was cutting an 18-inch oak tree limb. The employee was knocked off of the tree by lifelines getting caught by the fa lling limb being cut away. The climber fell and struck his face into the trunk o f the tree and was asphyxiated after hanging in place for over 2 hours.

Keywords: asphyxiated, chain saw, fall, rope, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1236064.015 38 M Fatality Chainsaw Operator

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