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Accident: 14225445 - Fall - Lost Balance While In Tree

Accident: 14225445 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 08/24/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12367940908/24/19930783Wilson Tree Co.Inc.
A tree trimmer was climbing a tree, using tree climbers and a climbing rope. Just below the first notch, which was a third of the distance to the work area, 7.5 to 9 meters above the ground, the employee stopped to connect his lanyard around the tree. He fell backward to the ground. He was transported to a hospital with no feeling in his lower limbs. He was hospitalized with several fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, tree, lanyard, fall, fall protection, vertebra, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123679409 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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