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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104442181 - Allied Tree & Landscaping Service Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4


Inspection Nr: 104442181
Report ID: 0352440
Date Opened: 06/06/1990

Site Address:
Allied Tree & Landscaping Service Inc
496 Friendship Road
Friendship, MD 20758

Mailing Address:
630 Skinners Turn Road, Owings, MD 20736

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/19/1990


Case Closed: 01/27/1997

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360754873
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $550
Current Penalty $550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $550
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 07/09/1990 07/12/1990 $550 $550 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 964320
Event: 06/01/1990
Employee'S Knee Cut When Chainsaw Kicks Back

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on June 1, 1990, Employee #1 was using a Husqvarna chain saw, model 266, with a 15 in. bar, to cut down a stump at approximately 4 to 6 in. above ground level. The stump began to fall back onto the chain. The throttle was still engaged and when Employee #1 attempted to push the stump back, the chain saw kicked back. The saw contacted his knee, injuring his kneecap, tendons, and ligaments. Employee #1 had been employed for three months and had been trained for two months.

Keywords:kick back, knee, tendon, chain saw, work rules, inexperience, laceration, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104442181 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Forestry workers, except logging
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