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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1126550.015 - New England Tree Experts, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Vermont

Nr: 1126550.015Report ID: 0155010Open Date: 02/16/2016

New England Tree Experts, Inc.
2531 Godfrey Road
Thetford, VT 05074
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: P O Box 504, Hardwick, VT 05843

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/14/2016
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:FallClose Case:12/05/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1068023    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $39,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $39,200
Current Penalty $11,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100266 H01 I 06/14/2016 06/20/2016 $2,500 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 H01 IV 06/14/2016 06/20/2016 $2,500 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100266 H02 VI 06/14/2016 06/18/2016 $2,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100266 I01 06/14/2016 06/18/2016 $4,900 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100266 I02 III 06/14/2016 06/18/2016 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004C Serious 19100266 I03 III 06/14/2016 06/18/2016 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01004D Serious 19100266 I10 I 06/14/2016 06/18/2016 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 8. 01007 Serious 19100266 I06 06/14/2016 06/18/2016 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83121.015Event: 02/16/2016Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Trees
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on February 16, 2016, Employee #1, a flagger, was working with a crew felling trees to clear a way for a power line. Employee #1 moved next to a wood chipper to watch the crew remove two small trees, then moved next to a bucket of a bucket truck. The trees fell and became entangled in the vines attached to the trees. A coworker moved behind the stuck trees to push them and they swung around in a circular motion. Employee #1 was struck in the right side of his head and killed.
Keywords: tree trimming, falling object, kick back, motor vehicle, flagger, chain saw, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1126550.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Flagman

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