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Inspection: 113933972 - Peters-Todd, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 113933972Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 05/22/1996

Peters-Todd, Inc.
220 Hart Shorn Dr.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
Mailing: 32 Blacks Lane, Springfield, NJ 07081

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/25/1996
Close Case:07/25/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901910158 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200020121Event: 05/17/1996Employee Injured In Fall While Felling Tree
Employee #1 was starting to take down a tree and cut a limb, leaving a crotch of approximately 5 in. for his safety line. He then cut a section of the trunk off the top, which became lodged below him. Employee #1 descended to free it, unhooking his safety strap because he could not reach the lodged section. He was reaching out to free the trunk piece when his safety line flipped from the crotch and his climbing spur slipped out. Employee #1 fell approximately 30 ft to the ground, landing in mud. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: tree felling, lifeline, work rules, safety belt, slip, tree, tree section, fall, fall protection, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 113933972 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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