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Inspection: 1549353.015 - 103344 - Jason Shannon Foster Dba Above All Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 1549353.015
Report ID: 0552700
Date Opened: 08/19/2021

Site Address:
103344 - Jason Shannon Foster Dba Above All Tree Service
14548 County Road 35 Nw
Elk River, MN 55330

Mailing Address:
14729 Prairie Dr, Little Falls, MN 56345

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/14/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1800501
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $25,350 $0 $0 $1,750 $0 $27,100
Current Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $100 $0 $25,100
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 182.653(08) 02/15/2022 07/25/2022 $0 $350 $0 03/08/2022 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100333 C03 I B 02/15/2022 02/19/2022 $25,000 $25,000 $0 03/08/2022 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 02/15/2022 02/19/2022 $100 $1,750 $0 03/08/2022 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 138446.015
Event: 08/13/2021
Employee Is Electrocuted When Making Contact With Powerline

At 12:20 p.m. on August 13, 2021, an employee was clearing branches from a pine tree with a silky saw near a powerline on a residential home. The employee was s tanding on a 6-foot ladder using the telescoping silky saw when he brought the s aw within 10 inches of the powerline, resulting in his electrocution and death.

Keywords:contact, electric conductor, electric current, electrocuted, ladder, overhead power line, saw, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1549353.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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