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Accident: 170764849 - Employee Injured In Fall While Rigging Tree

Accident: 170764849 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551078407/13/19980783Atlas Tree Surgery, Inc.
Employee #1, a tree removal contractor, was rigging a 65 ft tall pine tree between two single-family homes so it could be removed by a mobile crane. He was descending when the knot slipped through his hitch and he continued to fall approximately 35 ft to the ground. Employee #1 sustained multiple fractures to his neck, and fractures to his upper mandible and to his right big toe. He was using fall protection and a safety line.
Keywords: fracture, rigging, tree felling, unsecured, descending, tree, fall, neck, toe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125510784 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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