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Accident: 14274104 - Employee Killed In Fall From Tree

Accident: 14274104 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 10/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1805986510/23/19900783Lucas Tree Experts
Employee #1 climbed a 35 ft pine tree to the 18 ft mark. He tied off to the tree with his safety belt and lanyard, but apparently did not fasten the lanyard properly to his lineman's safety belt. When he sat back into the saddle, he fell 18 ft to the ground. The fall caused him to suffer a ruptured aorta. Emergency surgery was attempted, but was unsuccessful. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: safety belt, rupture, tree, lanyard, fall, artery, tie-off, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18059865 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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