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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 t he head when his coworker completed his cut and the section of tree fell, striki ng him in the head. The employee sustained severe head trauma, a fractured skul l and severely lacerated his face. The employee was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, face, falling object, fracture, head, heat, laceration, skull, struck by, tree felling, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1447489.015 60 M Fatality Construction laborers

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