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Case Status: PENDING ABATEMENT OF VIOLATIONS

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Inspection: 1465157.015 - 317726977 - Oregon Tree & Shrubbery Specialist Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Salem

Nr: 1465157.015Report ID: 1054113Open Date: 02/12/2020

317726977 - Oregon Tree & Shrubbery Specialist Llc
4313 Siskyou Ave Se
Salem, OR 97317
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: Po Box 20386, Salem, OR 97307

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/24/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1544223    
Case Status: PENDING ABATEMENT OF VIOLATIONS

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious OAR 437-001-0760(1)(B)(C) 07/27/2020 02/12/2020 $1,500 $1,500 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 02002 Other OAR 437-001-0704(4) 07/27/2020 08/27/2020 $2,500 $2,500 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 124276.015Event: 01/16/2020Employee Is Struck By Tree Limb, Later Dies
At 12:00 p.m. on January 16, 2020, three employees were in the process of cutting a large tree down in a homeowner's backyard. Coworker #1 was climbing the tree to cut the limbs, and coworker #2 was helping to guide the limbs down using a rope. After removing the branches from the tree, Coworker #1 and Coworker #2 started removing sections starting from the top of the tree. As Coworker #1 attempted to cut the tree section free, he used a hand saw and shutting down the chainsaw. While cutting the tree section, Employee #1 on the ground was not paying attention. Once the section of the tree was cut, it fell towards Employee #1 and struck him in the head, causing multiple injuries to his head and spine. Employee #1 was transferred to the hospital and died two weeks later from his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, head, tree limb, spine, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1465157.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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