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Tree trimmer dies after falling with a fractured tree.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Jul; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20026602
Abstract
On February 14, 1995, a 33 year-old male tree climber/crew chief of a small tree trimming company was killed after he fell approximately 42 feet with a falling tree. The victim was working with two other employees to cut and trim a group of three vertical tree limbs (branching out from the main trunk) that had been tied together with steel cable. The victim was tied to the limb and, when he cut the cable, the limb fractured. He fell with the tree and was crushed. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Tree trimmers should be aware of alternate methods of safely removing hazardous trees; 2. Tree trimmers should be properly trained in identifying hazardous trees and in safely trimming or removing them; 3. Tree trimmers should utilize fall protection when climbing in trees.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Region-2; Personal-protective-equipment; Hazards; Personal-protection; Protective-equipment; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers; Forestry
Publication Date
19950717
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105056
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NJ016; 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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