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Accident: 129815.015 - Employee Injures Leg When Struck By Falling Branch While Bei

Accident: 129815.015 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 08/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1494553.01508/25/2020Hudson County Division Of Parks- Lincoln Park Maintenance
At 3:15 p.m. on August 13, 2020, an employee was using a chainsaw to cut through a shoot off section of a large branch being held by a John Deere Model 310SL Ba ckhoe bucket and thumb attachment. The backhoe failed to hold the branch and it torqued causing the branch to fall and strike the employee. The employee incurre d a right leg injury and was hospitalized.
Keywords: backhoe, backhoe bucket, chain saw, cutting, falling object, inexperience, landscaping, leg, lost control, material handling, struck against, struck by, tree, tree limb, tree trimming, unsecured, unstable load, unstab
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1494553.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Forestry workers, except logging

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