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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1479881.015 - Wolf Tree Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 4


Inspection Nr: 1479881.015
Report ID: 0355114
Date Opened: 06/23/2020

Site Address:
Wolf Tree Inc.
1214 N. Poes Rd.
Flint Hill, VA 22627

Mailing Address:
3310 Greenway Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/23/2020

Emphasis: S:Fri

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1610130
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $26,094 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,094
Current Penalty $26,094 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,094
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 16VAC25-73-90.E.4 12/17/2020 $13,047 $13,047 $0 01/29/2021 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 40.1-51.1.A 12/17/2020 $13,047 $13,047 $0 01/29/2021 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 127223.015
Event: 06/19/2020
Line Clearance Worker Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree

At 11:00 a.m. on June 19, 2020, an employee was working for a tree service. He w as part of a crew the firm had sent to perform line-clearance tree trimming arou nd some overhead power lines. They were removing dead standing trees near the po wer lines. A tree they felled struck a second tree, which fell on top of the emp loyee, pinning and killing him. The tree that fell on the employee was 23 meters (75 feet) tall. The employee suffered a blunt force head injury, and his right arm was pinned under the tree. He was killed.

Keywords:arm, clearance, electrical, falling object, head, overhead power line, pinned, struck by, training, tree, tree felling, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1479881.015 Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm
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