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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1490214.015 - A.D. Johnson Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston


Inspection Nr: 1490214.015
Report ID: 0316400
Open Date: 08/27/2020

Site Address:
A.D. Johnson Tree Service
1200 Johnson Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Mailing Address:
Po Box 651, Belle, WV 25015

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/27/2020


Close Case:08/18/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1651876
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,735 $0 $0 $2,892 $0 $4,627
Current Penalty $1,735 $0 $0 $2,892 $0 $4,627
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01002A Serious 19101200 E01 01/06/2021 $1,735 $1,735 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002B Serious 19101200 G08 01/06/2021 02/02/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01002C Serious 19101200 H01 01/06/2021 02/02/2021 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 01/06/2021 02/01/2021 $2,892 $2,892 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129032.015
Event: 08/26/2020
Employee Falls From Tree And Dies

At 1:00 p.m. on August 26, 2020, Employee # 1 was climbing a tree, to attach a r ope, in order to guide the tree during felling. He fell while he was climbing. Employee # 1 fell approximately 32 feet striking the roof of a horse training ar ena on the way down. He suffered multiple injuries, which resulted in his death. The tree was rotten; he struck the roof of the horse training arena and the gro und.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, rope, struck against, tree, tree climbing system, tree felling

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1490214.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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