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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1350376.015 - Rapid Tree Removal

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1350376.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 09/26/2018

Rapid Tree Removal
5530 Timberlane St.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 4987 Hillcrest Ave, Okemos, MI 48864

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/09/2018
Emphasis: S:Fall, N:AmputateClose Case:10/24/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1387454    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109647.015Event: 09/24/2018Employee Is Thrown From Bucket Truck When Struck By Tree Bra
At 3:45 p.m. on September 24, 2018, an employee was removing a large 12 inch diameter branch of cottonwood tree while up approximately 30 feet in a bucket truck with no fall protection worn. A line was tied to the branch and attached to tractor and tension was placed upon the branch as the tractor backed away. The employee was knocked from the bucket and fell to the ground when the cut was made on the branch and the tension was suddenly released. The employee was killed.
Keywords: tree trimming, struck by, boom, ejected, fall protection, boom truck, tree section
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1350376.015 Fatality Other Occupation Not Listed

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