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Accident: 102219.015 - Tree Care Worker Fractures Heel In Fall From Tree

Accident: 102219.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287819.01501/12/2018Timberwolfe Tree Service And Defensible Space, Inc
At 9:30 a.m. on November 8, 2017, an employee was working for a landscaping serv ice. He was up in a tree. He was cutting down the section of the trunk that rema ined. He was using a chain saw to cut a branch off the side of the trunk. As he cut in a downward motion, he inadvertently cut both his flip line and climbing l ine. He fell approximately 12.2 meters (40 feet). He landed on an asphalt surfac e. He sustained a fractured heel on his left foot. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain saw, fall, fall protection, foot, fracture, tree, tree limb, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1287819.015 21 M Hospitalized injury

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