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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1277032.015 - Greg Smith Tree Service Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Marlton

Nr: 1277032.015Report ID: 0213900Open Date: 11/07/2017

Greg Smith Tree Service Llc
83 Hazeltop Drive
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 3726 Main Road, Franklinville, NJ 08322

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/07/2017
Close Case:05/04/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1283607 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100708.015Event: 11/07/2017Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
At 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2017, a climber was approximately 40 feet up a tree. The climber was properly secured with his vertical life line and positioning. The climber had secured an upper section of tree to be removed with a butt hitch. When the climber made a final cut, a section of tree fell as expected. Shock loading of this section caused the tree to break approximately 32 inches above ground level. The tree fell with the climber and turned approximately 180 degrees while falling. The climber was caught in between the tree and the ground when tree hit the ground and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, tree felling, caught between
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277032.015 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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