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Accident: 103557.015 - Landscaping Employee Falls While Descending From Tree

Accident: 103557.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1269374.01510/11/2017Davey Tree Surgery Company
At 10:15 a.m. on September 11, 2017, an employee was working for a landscaping service. He was using a rope to descend a tree. His rope was not properly tied to a figure 8 and the rope came loose. The employee was not secured, and he fell a distance of over 3 meters (10 feet). He sustained a back injury that led to hospitalization in excess of 24 hours.
Keywords: tree trimming, fall protection, fall, back, tree, tie-off, rope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1269374.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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