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Accident: 67150.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree Section And Is Killed

Accident: 67150.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 08/28/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
992572.01508/28/2014Big Jay Tree Service
At 11:00 a.m. on August 29, 2014, Employee #1 and a coworker (employer) were trimming trees. The employee was standing in the road, giving a thumbs-up to the coworker to indicate that he was ready to accept and lower the tree section. The coworker cut a 40 foot long, 16 inch diameter tree section that was 20 feet up from the base of the tree. Employee #1 was standing at the base of the tree when the section came down, striking and killing him.
Keywords: tree trimming, struck by, tree section, falling object, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 992572.015 24 M Fatality Other Agriculture and forestry teachers

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