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Accident: 109647.015 - Employee Is Thrown From Bucket Truck When Struck By Tree Bra

Accident: 109647.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 09/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1350376.01509/26/2018Rapid Tree Removal
At 3:45 p.m. on September 24, 2018, an employee was removing a large 12 inch dia meter branch of cottonwood tree while up approximately 30 feet in a bucket truck with no fall protection worn. A line was tied to the branch and attached to tr actor and tension was placed upon the branch as the tractor backed away. The em ployee was knocked from the bucket and fell to the ground when the cut was made on the branch and the tension was suddenly released. The employee was killed.
Keywords: boom, boom truck, ejected, fall protection, struck by, tree section, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1350376.015 62 M Fatality

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