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Accident: 201035276 - Employee Injured In Fall From Tree

Accident: 201035276 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 05/15/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547400909/03/20038661Harbor Christian Center Inc
On May 15, 2003, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, and his part-time supervisor, were removing a tree. They had tied a large branch to the bucket of a backhoe with a rope, and unsuccessfully attempted to pull the branch off. Without releasing the tension in the rope, Employee #1 began to cut the branch off with a chain saw while standing in a fork of the tree. After the branch gave way, the tree whipped back to its original position, causing Employee #1 to lose his balance and fall 15 feet to ground. He was hospitalized for a head concussion and a back injury.
Keywords: tree felling, tree limb, rope, chain saw, back, tree, fall, concussion, lost balance, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305474009 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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