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Accident: 14347462 - Employee Struck By Falling Rotten Tree

Accident: 14347462 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 09/22/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10032456510/01/19860783Asplundh Tree Expert Company
AT APPROXIMATELY 11:15 AM ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HELPING FELL A LINE TREE BY GUIDING IT DOWN WITH A TAG LINE. AS HE AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE COILING THE ROPE AFTER GUIDING THE TREE DOWN, A ROTTEN TREE SUDDENLY FELL AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE LEFT SHOULDER. HE SUFFERED 4 BROKEN RIBS AND A BROKEN COLLARBONE. HE WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE HE DIED OF A BLOOD CLOT OF THE LUNG 6 DAYS LATER.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, shoulder, tree felling, tree, struck by, tag line, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100324565 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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