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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $260 $0 $13,760
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $260 $0 $3,410
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3421(M) 08/15/2017 10/02/2017 $260 $260 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 02001 Serious 3427(C)(2) 08/15/2017 $3,150 $13,500 $0 08/15/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 95589.015 Event: 05/11/2017Employee Falls From Tree And Sustains Fracture To Pelvis
At 9:30 a.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee put on tree climbing equipment and cli mbed approximately 40 feet into a tree. The employee secured a life line and a f lip line in the tree. The employee was preparing to cut the tree down. The emplo yee was removing the top of the tree before cutting down the bottom of the tree. The employee was working his way down the tree and trimming branches with a cha in saw. The employee removed the flip line and left the life line secured to top of tree. The employee put in the face cut and back cut. As tree began to fall, the employee felt a tug on the life line. The employee realized that the life li ne was attached to the top of the tree. The employee tried to jump onto the fall ing tree but was unsuccessful. The employee reached back to grab a branch but wa s pulled to the ground by the falling tree. The employee sustained fractures to the pelvis.
Keywords: fall, fracture, lifeline, pelvis, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232855.015 Hospitalized injury Chainsaw Operator

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