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Accident: 960203 - Employee Injured When Thrown Against Tree Trunk

Accident: 960203 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11975022211/20/19920783Arbor Tree Surgery
An employee was removing an ailanthus tree that was about 25 meters tall. He had climbed about 6.1 meters above the ground to remove a spur that was about 500 millimeters in diameter. He was using a flip line around the limb that he was cutting. Because the employee had not made a face cut, when the limb fell, it barber chaired (split) down the front, picking up the employee's flip line and slamming him into the tree trunk. The employee was transported to a hospital, where he was admitted for treatment, including surgery for a lacerated large intestine. He required 7 days of hospitalization.
Keywords: abdomen, tree felling, tree limb, struck against, laceration, tree
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119750222 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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