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Accident: 127015.015 - Tree Worker Falls And Is Killed

Accident: 127015.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/12/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1479056.01506/12/2020The Morlet Selection Incorporated
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on June 12, 2020, Employee # 1, was in a tree, remov ing portions of it. Employee # 1 was an unlicensed tree worker, and was hired to remove three pine trees. The employer had assigned two employees to work with h im; Coworker #1, a landscaper, and Coworker #2, a vineyard worker. While Employ ee # 1 was in the tree, Coworker #1 and Coworker #2 were helping lower the limbs , and then removing the brush from the area. Employee # 1 was approximately 14 f eet from the ground and switched the manner in which he was tied to the tree by unhooking one line, and attaching another. He fell to the ground, striking his h ead on a piece of wood that had been previously been cut and lowered to the grou nd. Employee # 1 sustained injuries and was killed as a result of the fall. The accident was reported in compliance with Title 8 CCR 342(b) by the fire departm ent. An accident investigation was opened the same day. The employer was cited a serious accident related citation T8 CCR section 3427(a)(2).
Keywords: attachment hook, blunt force, cut, fall, fall protection, head, struck against, tie-off, tree, tree felling, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1479056.015 49 M Fatality

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