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Accident: 135416.015 - Employee Is Killed When Tree Falls

Accident: 135416.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/07/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1529557.01505/07/2021Aaa Tree Experts, Inc.
At 12:29 p.m. on May 7, 2021, an employee and his coworkers were felling a dead, 60 foot, 13 inch diameter, pine tree on a residential property. The employee cl imbed to the tree top, put a rope around the top, climbed down, cut the bed, and let his coworkers know he was ready to cut to the tree. The employee asked his coworkers to pull the rope as he was making the back cut with a Stihl chainsaw a t 35 feet 9 inches. The employee was starting to cut and the coworkers on the gr ound were pulling the rope when the tree fell with the employee in it. The cowor kers called for emergency services and started CPR on the employee. The employee was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, chain saw, falling object, tree climbing system, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1529557.015 50 M Fatality

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