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Accident: 102754.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree And Incurs Multiple Injur

Accident: 102754.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1292449.01501/30/2018Desert Crane Service, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a cr ane services company, were engaged in rigging a large tree and lifting it by cra ne for placement at a zoo. Coworker #1, the supervisor, was operating an HTC 86 90 link-belt crane, while Employee #1 rigged the tree with chains and slings for offloading from a flatbed truck. As Coworker #1 prepared to lift the tree with the crane, the tree tipped over, falling and striking Employee #1. Emergency s ervices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He requir ed treatment for multiple injuries, including two compressed vertebrates, a disl ocated hip, and a fractured pelvis. Employee #1 was hospitalized for 3.5 weeks.
Keywords: construction, crane, falling object, hip, off loading, pelvis, rigging, tree, unsecured, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1292449.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades

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