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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 549678.015 - Rutherford Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Fort Worth


Inspection Nr: 549678.015
Report ID: 0636900
Open Date: 07/31/2012

Site Address:
Rutherford Tree Service
1354 West U.S. Hwy 84
Teague, TX 75860

Mailing Address:
202 W Commerce Street, Fairfield, TX 75840

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/18/2012


Close Case:09/02/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 475195
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 19040039 A 11/16/2012 12/13/2012 $2,000 $2,000 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 26775.015
Event: 07/03/2012
Employee Falls While Performing Tree Trimming And Is Killed

At 4:00 a.m. on July 7, 2012, an employee was assisting with trimming trees. Th e employee was stepping onto a man lift bucket, lost his balance, and fell. The employee struck his head and was killed.

Keywords:aerial lift, concussion, fall, head, tree, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 549678.015 Fatality Not Applicable
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