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Accident: 98102.015 - Employee Falls From Tree When Tree Breaks While Cutting And

Accident: 98102.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254108.01508/11/2017Terry'S Tree Service, Inc.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on August 10, 2017, an employee was cutting a Tree (L iquidambar) 20-30 feet up. The tree section above the employee fell off and the tree trunk below the employee broke. The employee hit the ground and landed on a boulder breaking his jaw and the arm. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.

Keywords: agriculture, arm, chain saw, fall, fracture, mouth, struck against, tree, tree trimming
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
      1 25

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1254108.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Timber cutting and logging occupations FallDist: 25
Cause: Landscaping

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