TCIA Fatality Report

We kindly ask that you take time to review the incident(s) below and consider using it as a basis for, or incorporation into, a tailgate safety meeting. You may also consider posting the notice in your shop.
It is our hope that you will take some action with this notice as you deem appropriate for your company.
The following is from the news report, and is not a TCIA statement:
FACEValue: Worker killed by skid-steer loader
A 38-year-old foreman for a tree service company was standing in front of a skid steer under the raised lift arm and bucket while performing repair work on the loader’s high-pressure hydraulic lines.
This report was published September 24, 2017 by Massachusetts Fataility Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program. Full Report.
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Report an Accident or Close Call
Have you heard about a recent accident or near miss (close call) in your area? Please email Peter at and describe the event. We will include it in our reporting. Stay safe!
Most incidents will have enough information and photos or videos to facilitate safety discussions with employees. Some may only be a notification of fatality with limited details, but will help to remind employees of how critical safety is in the tree care industry. You may also review the next issue of TCI Magazine for a full list of accident briefs for the month.
Please note: The incidents chosen for notification are only a sample of events and are related directly to commercial tree care. They involve fatalities, and on occasion near misses with rescues. We believe they will help you facilitate safety awareness and training. They will not and cannot cover all incidents affecting commercial tree care.
If you are not sure how to use this information for safety training or want to learn about TCIA’s safety training program, call us at 800-733-2622.


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