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Accident: 201069200 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tree

Accident: 201069200 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588019511/15/20050721Lloyd Tree Trimming
At 8:40 a.m. on November 15, 2005, Employee #1, a manager with Lloyd Tree Trimming, was working at an elevation of approximately 70 ft in a eucalyptus tree, attempting to anchor two 150-ft ropes. While climbing up a curved portion of the trunk, he removed the strap from his tree saddle harness. Employee #1 then slipped, hung momentarily upside down on a branch, and then lost his grip and fell approximately 70 ft to the ground. He was transported with multiple head injuries to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: anchor, head, lifeline, unsecured, work rules, slip, tree, fall, fall protection, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125880195 Fatality Other Supervisors, related agricultural occupations

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