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Accident: 170764567 - Employee Was Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 170764567 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/02/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558601607/09/19980783Davey Tree Surgery
An employee was trimming and removing trees from an overhead power line. He was attaching a tag line to another tree. The tag line was not long enough, and the tree he was felling fell on him. The employee sustained a broken leg and ankle. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree, elec utility work, struck by, tag line, ankle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125586016 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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