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Accident: 200901619 - Employee Dies In Fall From Bucket Of Truck Lift

Accident: 200901619 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 03/30/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30740787403/31/20050783Jones Maintenance Company, Inc.
On March 30, 2005, Employee #1, a tree trimmer and equipment operator, was cutting a tall pine tree with a pole saw. He was working from the elevated bucket of a truck mounted aerial lift. During this process, a large section of the tree fell over the bucket, causing it to break and detach from the truck's boom. The bucket tipped over, and Employee #1 fell out of it from a height of approximately 40 ft to 45 ft. Employee #1 punctured his lung and died on enroute to the hospital.
Keywords: tree felling, boom, equipment operator, saw, tree, truck, fall, bucket elevator, aerial lift, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307407874 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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