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Accident: 202570396 - Power Utility Line Clearance Tree Trimmer Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 202570396 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31691648506/17/20130783Townsend Tree Service Company Llc
At 9:10 a.m. on June 17, 2013, an employee was working as a tree trimmer for Townsend Tree Service in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Townsend Tree Service was working as a subcontractor for LG&E and KU Energy. LG&E and KU Energy was a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky. It was composed of Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU). The employee was climbing on a tree limb approximately 35 feet (10.7 meters) above the ground. As he was cutting portions of the limb, it broke. The employee fell to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: tree limb, elec utility work, fall, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316916485 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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