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Accident: 112712.015 - Employee Falls From Tree And Sustains Multiple Injuries

Accident: 112712.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1347338.01509/17/2018Quality Tree Service
At 2:50 p.m. on September 11, 2018, an employee and two coworkers arrived on site and began removing a birch tree that was infested with beetles. The employee secured himself to one of the dry branches and he fell approximately 20 feet when the main branch he was standing on broke. The employee fracture his rib cage, punctured his lung, and damaged a major artery. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: rib, tree pruner, fall, lung, fracture, artery, tree
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1347338.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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