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Accident: 98405.015 - Employee Is Trimming Tree Branches Near Power Lines And Is E

Accident: 98405.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1257581.01508/23/2017Wright Tree Service Of The West, Inc.

At 2:17 p.m. on August 22, 2017, an employee was using a chain saw while trimmin g branches from a fig tree that ran through several high voltage power lines. A coworker noticed that the employee was slumped over in the tree and brought the employee to the ground before performing CPR while waiting for emergency respon ders' arrival. The employee was electrocuted when he came into contact with a l ive power line.

Keywords: chain saw, electrocuted, overhead power line, tree limb, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1257581.015 33 M Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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