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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1550506.015 - Bushwhackers Tree Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento


Inspection Nr: 1550506.015
Report ID: 0950621
Date Opened: 08/30/2021

Site Address:
Bushwhackers Tree Services
85 Moana Circle
Tahoma, CA 96142

Mailing Address:
Po Box 550, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/28/2022


Case Closed: 09/16/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1805181
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,425 $0 $1,425
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $825 $0 $825
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 Other 3203(A) 02/28/2022 07/11/2022 $225 $335 $0 04/15/2022 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Other 3395(I) 02/28/2022 07/11/2022 $225 $335 $0 04/15/2022 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Other 3421(L) 02/28/2022 07/11/2022 $150 $335 $0 04/15/2022 C - Contested  
4. 01004 Other 3421(M) 02/28/2022 07/11/2022 $225 $420 $0 04/15/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 138692.015
Event: 08/30/2021
Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tree

At 11:05 a.m. on August 30, 2021, an employee and his coworkers were task to cut down two dead fir trees each approximately 65 feet tall in a residential area. The employee was approximately 35 feet in the second tree while his coworkers we re on the ground holding the ropes attached to the portion of the tree being cut off. The employee was in position below the rope, cut a notch in the tree, and instructed the coworkers to pull the rope when the tree snapped approximately 6 to 10 feet below where employee was tied off. The employee fell with the broken portion of the tree and was killed.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, fall, falling object, tree felling, tree section

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1550506.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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