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Accident: 134368.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck On Head By Falling Branch

Accident: 134368.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/05/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1522126.01503/26/2021Al'S Tree Service Inc
At 3:15 p.m. on March 5, 2021, Employee #1 and his coworkers were in the process of cutting and removing a mature 70-foot tall pine tree. All processes were pre -established with a verbal plan on how the tree was to be felled to include the drop zone. During the removal of limbs in preparation for the total felling of t he tree, a coworker cut an approximately two-inch diameter limb which was appro ximately six to eight-feet long and hand tossed it into the drop zone. At that s ame time, the employee entered into the drop zone without a helmet and was struc k on the head by the limb. The employee died from the head trauma.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, falling object, head, limbing, ppe, struck by, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1522126.015 51 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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