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Accident: 201079860 - Tree Strikes And Kills Worker During Felling Operations

Accident: 201079860 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/26/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31723084502/26/20140783Bernardo Teran Dba Redwood Tree Services
At approximately 10:08 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Employee #1, a 49-year-old male groundskeeper with Bernardo Teran Dba Redwood Tree Services was performing tree felling operations. A notch was made at the bottom of a 24 ft Date Palm Tree with an approximate circumference of 102 in. when the tree fell over struck and killed Employee #1. It was determined that the tree was dry and rotted which played a contributing factor in the collapse of this tree after the notching was performed.
Keywords: tree felling, crushed, tree, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317230845 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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