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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1627549.015 - Strong Men Tree Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Avenel


Inspection Nr: 1627549.015
Report ID: 0213400
Date Opened: 10/11/2022

Site Address:
Strong Men Tree Services, Llc
1293 State Street
Hillside, NJ 07205

Mailing Address:
723 Essex Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/31/2023


Case Closed: 04/11/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1956700 Yes
Accident 2016952
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 155181.015
Event: 10/11/2022
Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tree

At 2:15 p.m. on October 11, 2022, an employee was cutting a section of tree trun k while secured to the tree during removal activities. The employee was using a chainsaw to remove sections of trunk above where he was secured to the tree. Whi le secured to the tree, a dead rotted section of trunk fractured beneath his fee t due to the combination of his weight along with the force of the falling trunk rigged to a pulley attached to the same trunk section. When the tree failed, th e employee fell 25 feet. The employee was killed by blunt force trauma to the br ain and neck.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, brain, fall, fall from elevation, head, neck, tree, tree care, tree climber, tree failure, tree felling, tree section

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1627549.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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