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Accident: 201794724 - Employee Injured After Fall From Tree

Accident: 201794724 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/01/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11982203908/01/20010783Sal Garcia Tree Trimming
At about 12:00 p.m. on August 1, 2001, Employee #1, a tree trimmer and an independent contractor, fell approximately 15 to 20 ft from a Cypress tree. The tree had two main branches. Employee #1 was tied off to one branch using a safety belt, while cutting the other branch with a chain saw. The branch that he was cutting leaned on the branch to which he was tied off. This additional weight caused the branch to which he was tied off, to break. Employee #1 sustained lacerations to his head as a result of the fall, and was taken to the Pomona Valley Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.
Keywords: head, work rules, safety belt, laceration, tree, fall, tie-off, untrained, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119822039 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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