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Accident: 200020121 - Employee Injured In Fall While Felling Tree

Accident: 200020121 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 05/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11393397205/22/19960783Peters-Todd, Inc.
Employee #1 was starting to take down a tree and cut a limb, leaving a crotch of approximately 5 in. for his safety line. He then cut a section of the trunk off the top, which became lodged below him. Employee #1 descended to free it, unhooking his safety strap because he could not reach the lodged section. He was reaching out to free the trunk piece when his safety line flipped from the crotch and his climbing spur slipped out. Employee #1 fell approximately 30 ft to the ground, landing in mud. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: tree felling, lifeline, work rules, safety belt, slip, tree, tree section, fall, fall protection, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113933972 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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