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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105755433 - Father & Son Contractor

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 5

Nr: 105755433Report ID: 0355115Open Date: 09/03/1991

Father & Son Contractor
1803 Stuart Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 1256 Lockhart Circle, Winchester, VA 22601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/03/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/10/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 694760Event: 09/02/1991Fall - Snaphook Rollout
Employee #1 was removing a red oak from the backyard of a residence. All of the tree's limbs had been removed to a height of 19.8 meters above the ground. The employee started to move above some more limbs so that he could top out the tree. As he was moving his safety rope, the lanyard on his body belt unhooked, causing him to fall to the ground. The employee died of injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: tree felling, snaphook rollout, safety belt, tree, lanyard, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105755433 Fatality Concussion Forestry workers, except logging

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