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Accident: 78424.015 - Employee Falls From Palm Tree And Is Killed

Accident: 78424.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/29/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1081171.01507/29/2015Apolinar Faustino Perez Bernabel
At 1:00 p.m. on July 29, 2015, Employee #1 climbed a palm tree to attach a felling line. As the employee was descending the palm tree, his climbing rope became caught in the palm frond bases that remained on the tree trunk. In an attempt to free his work positioning lanyard, he detached his lanyard from his tree workers' saddle. Employee #1 was not attached to the tree by any other method, and fell 35 feet to the ground, causing blunt force trauma and internal injuries, killing him.
Keywords: tree trimming, lanyard, fall, ppe, rope, tree felling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1081171.015 32 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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