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Accident: 200374510 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Rigging, Later Died

Accident: 200374510 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/22/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31097041312/27/20070783Real Trees Landscaping & Design, Inc
Employee #1 was assisting in moving Palmetto trees from a field to a staging area from which they would be placed around a pool at a private residence. The supervisor was operating the backhoe to lift the tree using a choker. Employee #1 was standing approximately four feet to the right. As the backhoe moved, it struck a small swale in the ground and the tree began to sway. Employee #1 tried to steady the tree so it would not strike the fence when the choker slipped off the hook and fell onto Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained spinal cord injuries and was taken to the hospital. At the hospital, the doctor decided to wait a day or two to operate; however, overnight Employee #1 developed a vascular problem and died.
Keywords: rigging, spine, struck by, falling object, backhoe, choker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310970413 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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