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Accident: 96281.015 - Two Groundskeepers Are Struck By Fallen Tree Branch, And Req

Accident: 96281.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 06/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1239141.01506/13/2017Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park And Museum
At 10:15 a.m. on June 5, 2017, two groundskeepers (Employees #1 and 2) were cutt ing down a dead tree that measured between 40-50 feet tall. After cutting a notc hed wedge in the tree, the two employees began pushing on the tree to get it to fall. One of the tree's branches, measuring 4 to 5 feet long, fell and struck bo th employees. Employee #1 sustained a trauma to his head, as well as a 4 inch la ceration to his arm that required 11 staples. Employee #2 also sustained a head injury, in addition to a bruised elbow.
Keywords: arm, elbow, falling object, head, laceration, struck by, tree felling, tree limb, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1239141.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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