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Tree falls are a common cause of workplace injuries and fatalities in various industries such as forestry, landscaping, and tree care. Workers involved in these industries are exposed to a range of hazards, including falling from heights, being struck by falling branches or trees, and being injured by equipment such as chainsaws. Employers and workers must take appropriate measures to ensure that they are safe while working with or near trees.
Tree fall accidents can be caused by a range of factors, including weather conditions, weak trees, and equipment failure. The following are some of the most common causes of tree fall accidents:
Tree fall accidents can result in a range of injuries, some of which can be severe and life-threatening. The type and severity of the injury will depend on various factors, such as the height of the fall, the position of the body upon impact, and the type of equipment being used. Here are some common types of injuries that can result from tree fall accidents:
To prevent tree fall accidents, employers and workers should take appropriate safety measures and follow proper procedures. Workers can inspect trees for signs of decay and instability before beginning work. And also use appropriate equipment such as ropes and harnesses to secure workers when working at
OSHA is a government agency responsible for ensuring safe and healthy working conditions in the US. Their website provides information and resources on tree care safety, including regulations and standards. https://www.osha.gov/tree-care
If a worker is injured in a tree fall accident, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits can help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses related to the injury. However, in some cases, a worker may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party such as a negligent equipment manufacturer or property owner. In these cases, it may be appropriate to reach out to a personal injury lawyer to discuss the worker’s legal options. Reach out to Anderson Franco for more information on how he can help you in your recovery from your tree fall accident.