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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1439946.015 - Westchester Tree Life Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tarrytown

Nr: 1439946.015Report ID: 0216000Open Date: 10/24/2019

Westchester Tree Life Inc.
1 Overlook Dr.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 480 A King St., Chappaqua, NY 10514

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1511869    
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,892 $0 $0 $2,892 $0 $5,784
Current Penalty $2,892 $0 $0 $2,892 $0 $5,784
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/10/2020 $2,892 $2,892 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 19040039 A01 04/10/2020 $2,892 $2,892 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121147.015Event: 10/23/2019Employee Is Catapulted In The Air And Is Killed From Blunt F
At 11:30 a.m. on October 23, 2019, an employee had been pruning a tree and climbed down to help a coworker feed wood into the chipper. The employee was thrown 50 feet away from the chipper when a safety rope tightened quickly and snapped while he stood over it. The employee sustained blunt force trauma injuries and was killed.
Keywords: rope, blunt force trauma, ejected, lanyard, fall protection, chipper, blunt force, tree pruner
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1439946.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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