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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 304474711 - Impaled By Tree Branch While Cutting Brush With Tractor

Accident: 304474711 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30447471101/15/20021623Valley Electric Membership Corporation
An employee was driving an agricultural tractor pulling a bush hog. A tree branch entered the cab and impaled the employee in the groin. He died of his injuries.
Keywords: tree limb, impaled, lawn mower, tractor, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304474711 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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