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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 95589.015 - Employee Falls From Tree And Sustains Fracture To Pelvis

Accident: 95589.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1232855.01505/16/2017Silver Top Tree Service Inc
At 9:30 a.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee put on tree climbing equipment and climbed approximately 40 feet into a tree. The employee secured a life line and a flip line in the tree. The employee was preparing to cut the tree down. The employee was removing the top of the tree before cutting down the bottom of the tree. The employee was working his way down the tree and trimming branches with a chain saw. The employee removed the flip line and left the life line secured to top of tree. The employee put in the face cut and back cut. As tree began to fall, the employee felt a tug on the life line. The employee realized that the life line was attached to the top of the tree. The employee tried to jump onto the falling tree but was unsuccessful. The employee reached back to grab a branch but was pulled to the ground by the falling tree. The employee sustained fractures to the pelvis.
Keywords: pelvis, tree felling, fall, lifeline, fracture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232855.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Chainsaw Operator

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