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Accident: 134526.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall And When Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 134526.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 04/04/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1523247.01504/05/2021High Standards Tree & Landscaping, Llc
At 2:20 p.m. on April 4, 2021, an employee was participating in felling a tree a nd was using a chain saw over 40 feet up the tree. He was tied off to the tree u sing a climbing belt and climbing spikes. A coworker was working as his groundma n holding a rope to lower section after he made a cut. After a particular cut, a section fell suddenly due to tree rot and put a load on the tree. The tree snap ped below the employee causing him to fall to the ground as the section landed o n him. He suffered severe chest injuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, chain saw, chest, climbing, cutting, fall, falling object, head, ppe, skull, training, tree, tree climbing system, tree felling, tree section
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1523247.015 45 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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