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Accident: 170160873 - Employee Injured In Fall From Tree

Accident: 170160873 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200558209/14/19900783Davey Tree Service
Employee #1 was trimming branches from a dead tree in preparation for its removal. He was about 70 ft above the ground when he accidentally cut his safety line with the power saw. Employee #1 suffered severe leg and back fractures. He only vaguely remembers what happened, but does recall not tying off in two places because it only got in the way. This was a violation of company policy.
Keywords: fracture, lifeline, work rules, back, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tree trimming, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112005582 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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