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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 sit e 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 whe n 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: artery, fall, fracture, lung, rib, tree, tree pruner
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1347338.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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