Tree trimmer dies after falling 60 feet from a tree.
NIOSH 1994 Dec; :1-4
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health