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Accident: 138168.015 - Employee Is Killed When Basket Breaks Off From Boom

Accident: 138168.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1547884.01508/17/2021Watkin Tree Pro Llc
At 1:45 p.m. on August 16, 2021, an employee was trimming tree limbs approximate ly 40 feet from the ground in the basket of an aerial boom truck when the basket broke off from the boom. The employee and the basket fell to the concrete groun d killing the employee instantly.
Keywords: basket, blunt force trauma, boom, boom truck, fall, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1547884.015 50 M Fatality Hand cutting and trimming occupations

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