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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 929204.015 - John Wilkes Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville


Inspection Nr: 929204.015
Report ID: 0419700
Date Opened: 08/13/2013

Site Address:
John Wilkes Tree Service
4202 Scenic Drive
Middleburg, FL 32068

Mailing Address:
7048 Silver Lake Drive, Palatka, FL 32177

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/13/2013

Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Landscpe

Case Closed: 09/12/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 840673
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,900
Current Penalty $10,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,900
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 10/17/2013 11/05/2013 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 10/17/2013 $2,000 $2,000 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19100133 A01 10/17/2013 $2,000 $2,000 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01004 Serious 19100135 A01 10/17/2013 $2,000 $2,000 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 50406.015
Event: 08/13/2013
Tree Trimmer Falls And Is Killed

At 10:17 a.m. on August 13, 2013, an employee was working for a landscaping serv ice. With his tree-climbing equipment donned, he had climbed up a 23-meter-tall (75-foot-tall) pine tree. He was using a chain saw. After the employee cut a lar ge portion off the top of the tree, he accidentally cut his own harness or safet y belt. He fell at least 14 meters (45 feet) to the ground. He sustained blunt f orce trauma to his body and he was killed.

Keywords:chain saw, fall, fall protection, ppe, tree trimming

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 929204.015 Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations
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