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Accident: 200925295 - Employee Dies After Fall From Tree

Accident: 200925295 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 06/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31339022106/17/20090783James Zamudio'S Tree & Landscape
At approximately 5:36 p.m. on June 16, 2009, Employee #1 was working approximately 15 to 20 ft above the ground, trimming a tree limb above his head with a pole saw. When one of the limbs on which he was standing broke, he fell, striking his head on an asphalt driveway. Employee #1 was hospitalized at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where he died on June 17, 2009, after being removed from life support.
Keywords: head, tree limb, saw, tree, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313390221 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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