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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1174947.015 - Jared'S Tree Service

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1174947.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 09/01/2016

Jared'S Tree Service
53 W Statenull
West Branch, MI 48661
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 3337 Maple Avenull, Lupton, MI 48635

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/27/2016
Close Case:10/28/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 88260.015Event: 08/15/2016Employee Is Killed From Rope Injuries While Felling Tree
At 2:00 p.m. on August 15, 2016, an employee was removing the upper section of a tree while aloft using climbing gear and tied off with a saddle. A rope was ti ed to the tree section above the employee with the other end attached to a vehic le to pull it away from a private residence. The employee had notched the trunk and was making a back cut with a chain saw when the blade became pinched. He in structed his coworker to allow some slack in the rope and, as the vehicle backed up, the upper portion of the tree snapped and fell in the opposite direction it was being pulled. The rope went between the employee and the section of the tr ee he was tied off to. The weight of the falling tree section forced the rope t o pull the employee backward from where his saddle was tied off and across his b ody. The employee was killed from internal injuries to his abdomen and chest a s well as sustaining head trauma.
Keywords: abdomen, chain saw, chest, head, rigging, rope, struck by, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1174947.015 Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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