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Accident: 105914.015 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Tree

Accident: 105914.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 04/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1309086.01504/13/2018Sawtelle Tree Service Llc
At 12:00 a.m. on April 13, 2018, an employee was cutting limbs from a tree at a private residence. He positioned himself to disconnect on lanyard and move aroun d a limb. However, prior to being able to tie back onto the rope system, a knot failed leading to a failure in the fall protection system. As a result, the empl oyee fell approximately 40 feet to the ground, leading to a fractured vertebrae in the lower back region.
Keywords: back, fall, fall protection, fracture, tree limb, tree trimming, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1309086.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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