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Tree trimmer dies after falling 60 feet from a tree.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Dec; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026566
Abstract
On October 15, 1993, a 38 year-old owner and operator of a small tree trimming company was killed after he fell approximately 60 feet from a large tree he was working in. The victim was working with two other employees to cut some branches from the tree when he fell to the ground. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, employers should follow these safety guidelines: 1. Tree trimmers must be properly trained in the positioning and securing of climbing ropes. 2. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of the work area before starting a job. 3. Employers should consider certifying their supervisors and other interested workers as NJ Certified Tree Experts.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Logging-workers; Cutting-tools; Training; Hazards; Forestry-workers
Publication Date
19941223
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-109348
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93NJ093; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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