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Accident: 21615.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree While Performing Line

Accident: 21615.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
519998.01507/13/2012Nichols Construction Llc
At 12:55 p.m. on July 13, 2012, an employee was working from the basket of a boo m lift truck, clearing trees from cable and telecommunication lines. The employe e was using a Stihl chainsaw to cut a tree limb that had fallen onto a communica tion line. While cutting the limb, a tree approximately 40-ft away fell and str uck the employee on the head. The employee suffered trauma to the head and was killed from his injuries.
Keywords: boom truck, cable tv work, falling object, head, saw, struck by, tree, tree limb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 519998.015 28 M Fatality Aerial Lift Operator

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