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Accident: 201857232 - Employee Paralyzed After Bucket Detached From Boom And Fell.

Accident: 201857232 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 03/16/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30591464004/03/20030782Diamond Landscapes, Inc.
On March 16, 2003, an employee of Diamond Landscapes, Inc. was using a Holan elbow aerial lift, double bucket, while trimming trees. The bucket detached, dropping the bucket and employee to the ground. Tree limbs slowed the descent. The employee was paralyzed from the chest down and was hospitalized.
Keywords: paralysis, fall, tree trimming, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305914640 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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