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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1236064.015 - Timberline Expert Tree Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East


Inspection Nr: 1236064.015
Report ID: 0418100
Date Opened: 05/30/2017

Site Address:
Timberline Expert Tree Service, Inc.
2719 Belaire Circle
Chamblee, GA 30341

Mailing Address:
7742 Spalding Drive #406, Norcross, GA 30092

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/30/2017


Case Closed: 01/28/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1220912
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,675
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
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 19100140 C21 11/17/2017 11/30/2017 $7,500 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 96005.015
Event: 05/27/2017
Employee Trimming Tree Falls And Is Asphyxiated By Lifelines

At 1:30 p.m. on May 27, 2017, an employee was cutting an 18-inch oak tree limb. The employee was knocked off of the tree by lifelines getting caught by the fa lling limb being cut away. The climber fell and struck his face into the trunk o f the tree and was asphyxiated after hanging in place for over 2 hours.

Keywords:asphyxiated, chain saw, fall, rope, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1236064.015 Fatality Chainsaw Operator
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