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Accident: 105723.015 - Employee Is Killed When Rope Is Pulled Into Chipper While Tr

Accident: 105723.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1317186.01505/19/2018Arborwell, Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on May 20, 2018, an employee and coworker were cutting trees. The coworker who was operating the chipper, picked up about 1/3 of a larger pile of limbs and fed it into the chipper. The coworker did not realize that a rope that was tied to the tree or the employee was among the limbs fed into the chipper. The rope was pulled by the chipper and caught the employee causing head, chest, and torso injuries. The employee died.
Keywords: tree trimming, torso, chest, head, chipper, rope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1317186.015 36 M Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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