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Accident: 200999324 - Employee Is Killed When Thrown From Hydraulic Piston Bucket

Accident: 200999324 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31653673907/26/20120783Auburn Tree Service
On July 25, 2012, Employee #1 was in an elevated bucket attempting to pull a tree trunk out of a lake. The hydraulic piston rod sheared causing the bucket to jerk throwing the employee out hitting the ground surrounding the lake. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: pull back device, hydraulic lift, tree, elevated work plat, bucket elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316536739 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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