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Accident: 124276.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree Limb, Later Dies

Accident: 124276.015 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 01/16/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1465157.01502/12/20200782317726977 - Oregon Tree & Shrubbery Specialist Llc
At 12:00 p.m. on January 16, 2020, three employees were in the process of cuttin g a large tree down in a homeowner's backyard. Coworker #1 was climbing the tree to cut the limbs, and coworker #2 was helping to guide the limbs down using a r ope. After removing the branches from the tree, Coworker #1 and Coworker #2 sta rted removing sections starting from the top of the tree. As Coworker #1 attemp ted to cut the tree section free, he used a hand saw and shutting down the chai nsaw. While cutting the tree section, Employee #1 on the ground was not paying a ttention. Once the section of the tree was cut, it fell towards Employee #1 an d struck him in the head, causing multiple injuries to his head and spine. Empl oyee #1 was transferred to the hospital and died two weeks later from his injuri es.
Keywords: head, spine, struck by, tree felling, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1465157.015 61 M Fatality Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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