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Accident: 114946.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 114946.015 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 03/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389677.01503/28/2019Jeremy Brittenum
At 2:45 p.m. on March 27, 2019, an employee was using a chainsaw to cut a tree t runk. He was standing on an extension ladder at 20 feet above the ground, cuttin g the tree when he was knocked from the ladder and killed. The incident investig ation determined that the cut tree trunk had kicked back, striking the employee, and causing him to fall from the ladder. The employee fell 20 feet and struck t he ground, breaking his neck.
Keywords: extension ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, neck, struck by, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389677.015 54 M Fatality Chainsaw Operator

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