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Accident: 200150605 - Employee Killed While Felling Tree

Accident: 200150605 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 11/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30468049912/02/20020783Lawn Ranger, Inc. Dba K.O. Property Management
On November 25, 2002, Employee #1 was cutting a tree on a new home construction site. After a cut was made at the base of the tree, Employee #1 became concerned that the tree was going to fall too far into the street. He placed a 16-ft aluminum ladder to the tree to make a second, higher cut to shorten the tree before it fell. While making the higher cut, the tree started to crack at the lower cut. Although a more experienced coworker told him to discontinue the upper cut, Employee #1 continued and the tree and ladder fell, killing him.
Keywords: tree felling, ladder, construction, tree, tree section
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304680499 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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