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Accident: 201169828 - Employee Is Injured By Falling Branch

Accident: 201169828 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/24/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12607420204/08/20080783Tree Elements Inc
On March 24, 2008, Employee #1 was a grounds man working for a tree landscape company that specializes in tree trimming, removal, and tree health evaluations. He and coworkers were trimming sycamore trees in the city parkway. Employee #1 was clearing branches that had been cut from trees and placing them into the brush chipper. A coworker asked Employee #1 and another worker to stop traffic while he cut and dropped a branch that was 5 to 6-in. diameter and 8 to 10 ft long. When the branch fell, it hit the chipper then struck Employee #1 in the back. Employee #1 was hospitalized for surgery and treatment of an unspecified injury to his pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, tree limb, chipper, tree, pelvis, struck by, falling object, hip, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126074202 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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