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Inspection: 1609736.015 - Danilo'S Professional Tree Service And Landscaping Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East


Inspection Nr: 1609736.015
Report ID: 0418100
Date Opened: 07/25/2022

Site Address:
Danilo'S Professional Tree Service And Landscaping Llc
3554 Serenity Lane
Lithonia, GA 30038

Mailing Address:
3458 Charles Hardy Pkwy, Dallas, GA 30157

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/07/2022

Emphasis: L:Landscpe

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1923227
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
Current Penalty $10,877 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,877
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 01/19/2023 02/14/2023 $10,877 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 148096.015
Event: 07/22/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

At 11:45 a.m. on July 22, 2022, an employee was taking a break, standing near tw o cars from the neighboring property. Workers were cutting a pine tree with a he ight above 50 feet. When the pine tree (first tree) was going down, it hit and b roke another tree (second tree) that was in front of its trajectory at a distanc e of 73.5 feet and approximately 1.8 feet in diameter. The breaking point of the second tree was at 13.5 feet from the ground. The second tree fell, struck and killed an employee that was standing near two cars from the neighboring property to the right in respect to the road view. Workers called 911 and went to the ho use crossing the road, and the owner spoke with the authorities and provided his address. Workers used two bobcats to remove the tree from the injured employee. The tree was moved to the left of its original position (road view), about 23 f eet from the blood stain located on the floor. The fire department arrived after the 911 call ended, about 10 minutes after and started to perform CPR. An ambul ance arrived around 15 minutes after the fire department and transported the emp loyee to Atlanta Medical at 12:33 p.m. The employee was declared dead at 12:37 p .m. The employee died from fatal injuries from the tree-related accident.

Keywords:cpr, falling object, struck by, tree, tree care, tree failure

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1609736.015 Fatality Truck drivers, light
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