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Accident: 564336 - Employee Dies In Fall From Tree After Cutting Own Rope

Accident: 564336 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 06/01/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10658143206/05/19900783West Tree Service Co. Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on June 1, 1990, Employee #1 was trimming a tree near pole #107-L. He apparently cut his climbing rope with his pruner. When he released his safety lanyard and placed his weight on the climbing rope to relocate himself on the tree, the rope broke. The employee fell approximately 30 feet to the ground, sustaining fatal internal and external injuries.
Keywords: rope, work rules, tree, fall, tie-off, tree trimming, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106581432 Fatality Other Forestry workers, except logging

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