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Accident: 200375707 - Tree Feller Dies When Tree Falls

Accident: 200375707 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/08/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31568860607/15/20110783Wilsons Tree Experts
On July 8, 2011, Employee #1 was felling a danger tree that was leaning and had been damaged from a storm. He climbed the tree to remove its damaged top section. When the top section fell, it swung down and struck the tree below him. The tree then fell with Employee #1 tied off to it. He died the next day.
Keywords: head, tree felling, safety belt, tree, lanyard, tree section, fall, fall protection, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315688606 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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