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Accident: 106863.015 - Arborist Is Killed In Fall From Crane

Accident: 106863.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 06/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1326116.01506/28/2018Mayer Tree Service, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on June 28, 2018, Employee #1, an arborist, was working with a crew of four to remove nine trees from the north fence line of a mix use property. Employee #1 was hoisted approximately fifty feet into the air by a Grove all-terrain truck crane (model number: GMK 3060i; serial number: 30606008) that was being operated by one of the four crewmembers. As Employee #1 was attached to the hook of the truck crane via an oblong ring that was affixed to him using a climbing rope and numerous carbineers, he fell to the ground. A piece of the climbing rope had given way, which was suspected from either shock loading, or general wear and tear. Employee #1, who was found unconscious and bleeding from his mouth and head, was transported to a nearby hospital. After further evaluation, it was determined that Employee #1 died as a result of suffering multiple blunt force trauma to his head and torso.
Keywords: struck against, fall protection, fall, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1326116.015 34 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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