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Accident: 78355.015 - Employee Is Killed In Boom Truck Rollover

Accident: 78355.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 07/28/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1080555.01507/28/2015Rick'S Lawn And Tree Service North, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on July 28, 2015, Employee #1 was using a bucket truck aerial devic e, with a rope and lanyard attached, to lift a section of a spruce tree. The com bined weight of the operator, section of tree, and bucket liner, exceeded the we ight limit for the aerial unit, which caused the unit, including the truck body, to tip over. Employee #1 was connected to the bucket with a safety belt and lan yard. When the boom and bucket hit the ground, the bucket rotated, pinning the e mployee to the ground. The weight and pressure exerted on Employee #1 caused mul tiple fractures to the base of his skull, ribs, and sternum, lacerations of the heart, liver, pericardium, and pleura, killing him.
Keywords: aerial lift, boom truck, crushed, fracture, laceration, lanyard, ppe, rib, roll-over, skull, struck by, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1080555.015 42 M Fatality Agricultural and food scientists

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