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Accident: 855510 - Fall - Fell Off Of Brush Chipper

Accident: 855510 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 05/20/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10349000905/26/19924911Il. Rural Electric Co.
Two employees of an electric utility were cutting brush and trees away from an overhead power line on a farm. They were using a Telo aerial lift and a brush chipper. One of the employees climbed onto the chipper to clear the discharge chute. He fell 8 feet to the ground and broke his neck. The employee died of his injuries.
Keywords: brush chipper, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103490009 Fatality Cancer Forestry workers, except logging

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