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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1108472.015 - Otsego Twn Hwy Dept

Inspection Information - Office: N.Y. Binghamton

Nr: 1108472.015Report ID: 0253620Open Date: 11/24/2015

Otsego Twn Hwy Dept
Bissel Road
Fly Creek, NY 13337
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: Po Box 183, Fly Creek, NY 13337

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/24/2015
Emphasis: S:HhClose Case:07/18/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1041491    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 2 10
Current Violations 8 2 10
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D01 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 D01 IV 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Serious 19100266 D01 VI 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01004 Serious 19100266 D06 I 04/13/2016 05/16/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 01005 Serious 19100266 H01 IV 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  6. 01006 Serious 19100266 I01 04/13/2016 07/13/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  7. 01007 Serious 19100266 I07 I 04/13/2016 06/14/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  8. 01008 Serious 19100266 I11 04/13/2016 07/13/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  9. 02001 Other 12 NYCRR PART 801.29(A) 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  10. 02002 Other 12 NYCRR PART 801.32(A)(2) 04/13/2016 05/09/2016 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 82844.015Event: 11/23/2015Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
At 9:45 a.m. on November 23, 2015, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a township highway department, were engaged in tree clearing operations along the side of a road. The coworker was cutting down a tree on an embankment that bordered the road. Employee #1 was on the road below the embankment, tasked with watching for the tree to fall and for any oncoming traffic. During the subsequent investigation, witnesses reported seeing Employee #1 walk toward the area where the tree was being cut. The tree fell and struck Employee #1. Employee #1, who sustained a broken neck and open skull fracture, was killed.
Keywords: struck by, neck, highway, fracture, falling object, construction, tree felling, tree, traffic control, skull
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1108472.015 Fatality Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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