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Accident: 125831727 - Tree Trimmer Is Hospitalized After Fall From Boom

Accident: 125831727 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12583172712/22/20040783Utility Tree Service Inc
On December 17, 2004, Employee #1, a tree trimmer employed by Utility Tree Service, was in an elevated basket pruning a pecan tree. The upper boom holding the basket was exerting a downward force on a limb about three or four inches in diameter. The limb broke off, and the upper boom immediately dropped about two feet onto another limb. A springboard effect resulted, and Employee #1 was ejected from the basket, falling about 18 feet to the ground. A coworker, Employee #2, found Employee #1 and called 911. The local EMT unit responded and transported Employee #1 to Enloe Medical Center. Employee #1 was treated for broken ribs and a collapsed lung, and his spleen was removed. Employee #1 spent eight days in the hospital.
Keywords: ejected, tree pruner, boom truck, lung, spleen, boom, tree, rib, fall, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125831727 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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