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Accident: 920017 - Fall - Tree Broke With Employee In It

Accident: 920017 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10611543909/06/19910783Perez Tree Trimming Inc.
An employee was cutting down an 18.3-meter-tall pine tree. He cut through the base of the tree, leaving only a few inches before the cut would extend all the way through. The employee then climbed 10.7 meters into the tree to cut off the top part. When the top of the tree fell, it put pressure on the bottom part of the tree, to which the employee was still attached. The bottom section of the tree also fell to the ground, landing on top of the employee and killing him.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, work rules, tree, tree section, fall, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106115439 Fatality Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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