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Accident: 201204153 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Tree

Accident: 201204153 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 06/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31270771406/25/20096531Commonwealth Property Management Services Company
On June 24, 2009, Employee #1 was climbing a Douglas fir tree, preparing the tree for full removal. The limb that was supporting Employee #1's safety line broke, and he fell 25 feet onto hard packed dirt and scattered tree limbs. He sustained three broken bones in his back and was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, lifeline, ppe, back, tree, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312707714 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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