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Accident: 95784.015 - Employee Falls From Tree After Accidentally Cutting Support

Accident: 95784.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1228244.01504/27/2017Antietam Tree Service, Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on April 27, 2017, an employee was cutting hazardous limbs using a chainsaw from the tree. The blade of his chainsaw came in contact with his support line cutting it and dropping him approximately 50-feet to the l ower loose soil level. The employee suffered from crushed and fractured vertebra e, compound fracture on left elbow, fractured sternum, bleeding in the brain in three places. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: brain, chain saw, elbow, fall, fracture, tree trimming, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1228244.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Chainsaw Operator

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