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Accident: 116754.015 - Employee Breaks Leg And Ribs When Struck By Felled Tree

Accident: 116754.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405090.01506/03/2019Sandborn Tree Service
At 2:20 p.m. on May 28, 2019, an employee was removing two leaders that had alre ady been topped by a coworker from an amber tree. The employee had put a face cu t in the tree, and then put a back cut all way through the face cut leaving the tree unstable. The employee walked into the falling path of the tree and it fell and struck him knocking him to the ground. The employee suffered a broken left femur and ten broken ribs, requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: back cut, blunt force, blunt force trauma, chest, falling object, leg, rib, struck by, topping, training, tree, tree felling, tree limb, tree section
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405090.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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