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Accident: 127533.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Cut Tree Limb

Accident: 127533.015 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 07/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482200.01507/06/20200782145786 - Harvey Bartley
At 12:00 a.m. on July 7, 2020, an employee, a tree care worker, with a tree car e company, was conducting tree care work. The employee was struck by a swinging 6 foot by 5 inch by approximately 11 inch diameter tree limb as it was being lowered down from approximately 60 feet. The tree limb struck the employee's ba ck, dropping him to his knees and pinning his chest against the shelf of the woo d chipper's opening. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he die d.
Keywords: back, chest, chipper, knee, pinned, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree limb, tree section, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482200.015 59 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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