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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1348188.015 - Bergen County Department Of Public Works

Inspection Information - Office: Nj Safety (Trenton)

Nr: 1348188.015Report ID: 0253420Open Date: 07/27/2018

Bergen County Department Of Public Works
115 East Saddle River Roadnull
Saddle River, NJ 07458
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561210/Facilities Support Services
Mailing: One Bergen County Plaza4th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/19/2018
Close Case:04/09/2019
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 03/01/2019 03/27/2019 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 03/01/2019 03/27/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01001C Serious 19100132 D02 03/01/2019 03/27/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01002 Serious N.J.S.A. 34:6A-33(A) 03/01/2019 03/27/2019 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109368.015Event: 07/26/2018Employee Is Struck By Tree Trunk In Water And Drowns
At 5:15 p.m. on July 26, 2018, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were in the Saddle River , cutting an uprooted tree trunk, which was laying across the river and up the b ank, into smaller, manageable sections. Employees #2 and #3 were observing Emplo yee #1, and waiting for him to complete the last cut. Employee #1 was standing in the river, next to the root ball on the trunk side, completing the final cut of the root ball when the unsupported root ball fell over and trapped him under the water, drowning him.
Keywords: drown, river, struck by, tree, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1348188.015 Fatality

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