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Inspection: 1616620.015 - 152593 - Barnes Brothers Tree Service, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 1616620.015
Report ID: 0453710
Date Opened: 08/20/2022

Site Address:
152593 - Barnes Brothers Tree Service, Llc
232 Wood River Rd
West End, NC 27376

Mailing Address:
Po Box 485, Southern Pines, NC 28388

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference:

Emphasis: S:Logging

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1937147
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $14,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,500
Current Penalty $14,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,500
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 95.129(01) 02/20/2023 02/28/2023 $4,350 $4,350 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 95.129(01) 02/20/2023 02/28/2023 $4,350 $4,350 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 02/20/2023 02/28/2023 $2,900 $2,900 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01004 Serious 19100135 A01 02/20/2023 02/28/2023 $2,900 $2,900 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149068.015
Event: 08/20/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Branch

At 12:00 a.m. on August 20, 2022, an employee was working on the ground as part of a landscaping crew. A coworker was working up in a tree that he was in the p rocess of topping. When the coworker completed his final cut, the branch fell an d struck the employee working below the tree. The employee sustained a head frac ture and was killed.

Keywords:falling object, fracture, head, landscaper, landscaping, struck by, traumatic, tree, tree care, tree limb, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1616620.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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