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Accident: 127223.015 - Line Clearance Worker Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

Accident: 127223.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 06/19/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1479881.01506/23/2020The Davey Tree Expert Company
At 11:00 a.m. on June 19, 2020, an employee was working for a tree service. He w as part of a crew the firm had sent to perform line-clearance tree trimming arou nd some overhead power lines. They were removing dead standing trees near the po wer lines. A tree they felled struck a second tree, which fell on top of the emp loyee, pinning and killing him. The tree that fell on the employee was 23 meters (75 feet) tall. The employee suffered a blunt force head injury, and his right arm was pinned under the tree. He was killed.
Keywords: arm, clearance, electrical, falling object, head, overhead power line, pinned, struck by, training, tree, tree felling, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1479881.015 46 M Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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