A tree worker dies after falling from a tree.
NIOSH 1991 Feb; :1-2
A 43 year old male worker fell to his death while cutting branches from a tree with a chain saw. Although the victim was using a safety belt and lanyard, he accidently cut though the lanyard and fell approximately 50 feet to the ground. The property owner was present but some distance away when the victim yelled out and fell. The Department of Labor and Industries investigator concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Conduct job-site evaluations to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate control measures. 2. Develop and implement safe work procedures for workers who are exposed to fall hazards.
Region-1; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Safety-programs; Safety-belts; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Forestry; Forestry-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Massachusetts Department of Health