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Accident: 200082071 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 200082071 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 11/24/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30826903411/24/20040783Ralph'S Tree Service, Llc
Employee #1, the owner of a tree trimming business, was in the bucket of an aerial lift. The boom was fully extended with the bucket about 50 feet off the ground. A tree branch fell, hit the boom and broke a hydraulic hose disabling movement of the bucket. Employee #1 climbed out of the bucket and was sliding down the boom, when he lost his grip and fell approximately 45 feet to the ground.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, boom, ppe, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308269034 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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