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A tree worker dies after falling from a tree.

Authors
Massachusetts Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 90MA005, 1991 Feb; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20028363
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
19910203
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106694
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-90MA005; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA; WV
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division