// WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Concord, CA—A tree trimmer was thrown into the air and hit his head, after his climbing rope became entangled in a wood chipper, leaving him dead on Monday, November 15, 2010. The fatal work-related accident occurred around 1:30 p.m., on Snowberry Court, near Cowell and Ygnacio Valley roads, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News.
Police officials identified the victim as 33-year-old Antonio Barajas.
Concord police Sgt. Robert Brady stated, “[the victim] was one of the guys who was feeding trees into the trimmer (on the ground). It appears he got caught in a rope that got caught in the machine.”
Barajas was apparently thrown into the air at a high rate of speed and struck his head on the wood chipper’s safety bar.
Traverso Tree Service in Walnut Creek reportedly employed the victim.
Cal/OSHA is investigating the fatal accident. A safety seminar is already planned for Traverso employees following the death.
Investigations are underway.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California work-related accident attorneys.