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Accident: 200775674 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Tree Branch

Accident: 200775674 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 05/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31342491305/22/20090783Phil Mastroianni Corp
On May 21, 2009, Employee #1 was standing below a coworker, who was trimming trees out of a bucket truck, approximately 40 feet high. The coworker trimmed a 4-ft by 12-inch branch and pushed it away from him, while he was cutting. The tree branch bounced off of another tree limb and ricocheted off of the tree mulching machine, which was 15 to 20 feet horizontally from bucket truck, and struck Employee #1. He sustained lacerations and a broken bone in his face. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, limbing, laceration, struck by, face, falling object, tree trimming, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313424913 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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