Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202554382 - Employee Suffers Injury In Fall From Tree

Accident: 202554382 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/29/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552774701/18/20120783Senna Tree Company
On December 29, 2011, Employee #1 was trimming tree branches in the tree nursery. There were several trees planted in large wooden boxes ready for transportation. The employee climbed a 15 ft tall, and planted in a 4 ft high tree planter box using tree worker's saddle and a rope while he was approximately 6 ft high in the tree, the rope broke and the employee fell onto the planter box. Employee #1 jumped down from the planter box. Employee #1 said he felt pain in his left leg. After a few minutes, he began to feel dizzy and severe pain in his stomach. The employee's stomach started to inflate. Employee #1 was taken to hospital by his supervisor, where doctors found a pre-existing tumor which had ruptured as a result of his fall. Employee #1 was treated and hospitalized for seven days.
Keywords: fracture, rope, nursery, tree, fall, stomach, tree trimming, cutout--gaff, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315527747 Hospitalized injury Other Nursery workers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.