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AA Launches Industry Health & Safety Review

  21/03/2017
Last Updated:  22/03/2017

Arboriculture Industry Health and Safety Review


Following the recent publication of a ‘Prevention of Future Deaths’ report in relation to a fatality in February 2016 and the second, recent, death of another climbing arborist, the Association takes seriously its role to work with industry to discover what steps could be taken to lessen the likelihood of a similar accident happening in future.

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In both instances, young, fit, qualified and experienced climbing arborists lost their lives while working in the tree operating top handled chainsaws. Both were 32 years old. In both cases, kickback is suspected (but not conclusively confirmed) as being the cause of the fatal cut injuries to the neck. For more information please refer to the story read more

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