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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1510684.015 - Rodneys Landscaping Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Long Island


Inspection Nr: 1510684.015
Report ID: 0214700
Date Opened: 01/19/2021

Site Address:
Rodneys Landscaping Llc
6 Blue Bird Lane
Huntington, NY 11743

Mailing Address:
996 Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, NY 11553

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/14/2021


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1722076
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $15,214 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,214
Current Penalty $10,008 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,008
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 5A0001 07/14/2021 08/02/2021 $3,004 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100030 A01 07/14/2021 08/02/2021 $2,000 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100135 A01 07/14/2021 07/21/2021 $2,000 $2,926 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100140 C13 I 07/14/2021 08/02/2021 $3,004 $4,096 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 132607.015
Event: 01/18/2021
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tree Branch, Falls To Grou

At 2:00 p.m. on January 18, 2021, an employee was up in a tree and had just fini shed cutting a 2 foot by 3 foot branch. The employee was tied off on the same br anch the ground crew was using as an anchor and rigging point to lower the cut b ranch to the ground. The branch broke, hitting the employee in the head causing him to fall approximately 40 feet to the ground below. The employee sustained tr aumatic head injuries and was killed.

Keywords:anchor, blunt force, blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, hard hat, head, landscaper, landscaping, rigging, skull, struck by, training, tree, tree climbing system, tree limb, tree trimming, untrained

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510684.015 Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm
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