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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202507950 - Employee Gets Fatally Crushed By A Brush Chipper

Accident: 202507950 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 11/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31432538211/15/20100783John Charles Traverso Dba Traverso Tree Service
On November 15, 2010 Employee #1 was fatally injured while operating a brush chipper machine. Employee # 1 was feeding a brush chipper machine with cut branches and tree trimmings. Employees #2 and #3 were also gathering cut branches and feeding them into the brush chipper machine. Both Employee #2 and Employee #3 stated they heard a weird noise and when they turned their head to see where the noise was coming from, they both saw Employee #1 inside the in-feed chute of the brush chipper machine. Employee #1 was already dead when Employee #2 reached employee #1 after turning off the brush chipper machine.
Keywords: chipper, crushed, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314325382 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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