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Accident: 200151421 - Employee Dies After Fall When Bucket Truck Fails

Accident: 200151421 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 07/22/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31113821807/22/20090783Howie'S Timbercare Tree Service Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 22, 2009, Employee #1 was trimming a tree. Employee #1 was working from the elevated bucket of an aerial lift, Asplundh Line Lift, Model Number LR50, Serial Number 795426. He was approximately 40 ft high when a failure caused the boom and bucket to fall to the ground with Employee #1 still in the bucket. Employee #1 suffered a severe head injury. He was treated at South Nassau Communities Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:21 a.m.
Keywords: boom truck, head, tree, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311138218 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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