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Accident: 14308936 - Employee Dies After Falling From Tree Branch

Accident: 14308936 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 03/02/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11394228808/11/19930782Landscape Design
Employee #1 was cutting the top of a 60 ft tree from a limb located 35 ft above the ground. He was wearing a safety belt and lanyard connected to a lifeline. It appears that his lifeline failed when he put his weight on it. When it broke, he fell 35 ft to the ground and was killed. There were no witnesses to his fall.
Keywords: tree felling, lifeline, broken cable, equipment failure, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113942288 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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