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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

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