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Accident: 50406.015 - Tree Trimmer Falls And Is Killed

Accident: 50406.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/13/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
929204.01508/13/2013John Wilkes Tree Service
At 10:17 a.m. on August 13, 2013, an employee was working for a landscaping serv ice. With his tree-climbing equipment donned, he had climbed up a 23-meter-tall (75-foot-tall) pine tree. He was using a chain saw. After the employee cut a lar ge portion off the top of the tree, he accidentally cut his own harness or safet y belt. He fell at least 14 meters (45 feet) to the ground. He sustained blunt f orce trauma to his body and he was killed.
Keywords: chain saw, fall, fall protection, ppe, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 929204.015 14 M Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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