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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136699.015 Event: 06/25/2021Employee Is Killed In Fall From Fence While Trimming Tree
At 5:39 p.m. on June 25, 2021, an employee was doing general landscaping includi ng tree trimming, fencing repair and other outdoor landscape cleanup work in the backyard of a private residence with the assistance of a coworker. After the em ployee trimmed the lower branches of a redwood tree in the front yard, the emplo yee and and the coworker entered the backyard and began trimming a sycamore tree . The employee climbed onto the back wooden fence and fell 9 feet to the paved b asketball court on the other side of the fence. The coworker called 911 but the employee had died from blunt force trauma to the neck and head caused by the fal l.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, climbing, concrete, dislocated, fall, fall protection, fence, fracture, head, landscaper, landscaping, neck, sprain, tree trimming, walking surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1539092.015 Fatality Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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