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Accident: 90982.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree Limb

Accident: 90982.015 -- Report ID: 0454734 -- Event Date: 11/28/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1194278.01511/29/2016Alcoa-Electric Department
At 6:00 p.m. on November 28, 2016, an employee had climbed a power pole and was waiting to receive materials from below to replace the pole top insulator. While the employee was waiting to receive the materials, a strong gust of wind snapped a dead tree. Part of the tree fell and struck the employee in the head, resulting in a fatal head injury. The employee was wearing a hard hat, electrical insulating gloves, leather gloves, FR clothing, climbing gear and Cinch-lok pole climbing device.
Keywords: struck by, head, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1194278.015 29 M Fatality Concussion

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