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Accident: 122088.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Section

Accident: 122088.015 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 11/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1447489.01511/26/2019Platinum Quality Tree Experts, Llc.
At 11:00 a.m. on November 21, 2018, an employee was crossing the ground to talk with some bystanders while a coworker was making the final cut on a tree section that measured approximately 10 feet by 20 inches. The employee was struck in the head when his coworker completed his cut and the section of tree fell, striking him in the head. The employee sustained severe head trauma, a fractured skull and severely lacerated his face. The employee was killed.
Keywords: struck by, face, laceration, head, fracture, heat, skull, tree limb, blunt force trauma, falling object, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1447489.015 60 M Fatality Other Construction laborers

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