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Accident: 170118681 - Fall - Aerial Lift Control Failure

Accident: 170118681 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 09/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10692808809/22/19920783Seneca Tree Service Inc.
A tree trimmer was in an articulating-boom aerial lift about 13.4 meters above the ground. He was cutting down a tree. He had cut partially through a branch and was pulling the branch over with the boom. As the boom moved back, the hydraulic lift ram shaft bent and the boom continued to descend. When the bucket hit the ground, the employee's lower chest struck against it, causing fatal injuries from multiple blunt forces.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, equipment failure, shaft, tree, fall, aerial lift controls, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106928088 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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