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Accident: 202347811 - Employee Killed In Fall While Cuting Tree Branches

Accident: 202347811 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/03/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30558553110/04/20020783Webb'S Tree Service
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 3, 2002, an employee was cutting and pruning tree branches. He climbed a tree and tied-off to a 4-inch-diameter limb, which was above the branch he was standing on. He was using a saw to cut the branches. During the course of his work, and without warning, the branch that he was tied-off to broke, causing him to fall approximately 60 feet. He suffered multiple injuries from the fall and was pronounced dead several hours later at a shock trauma unit.
Keywords: tree limb, tree, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305585531 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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