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Inspection: 1477251.015 - 111052 - That Tree Feller Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 1477251.015Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 06/04/2020

111052 - That Tree Feller Llc
2407 East 8th Streetnull
Anderson, IN 46012
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 12220 South County Road 500 Westnull, Daleville, IN 47334

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/09/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1598845    
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $6,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,750 $0 $3,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 22.8(1)(1)(SEC2) 09/28/2020 10/30/2020 $1,500 $1,500 $0 10/19/2020 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 09/28/2020 10/02/2020 $3,750 $5,000 $0 10/19/2020 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127887.015Event: 06/01/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Log
At 1:57 p.m. on or about June 1, 2020, a crew consisting of Employee # 1, a tree trimmer, and Coworker # 1 and Coworker # 2, two cleanup members, were called to a private residence to remove a maple tree. Employee # 1 was in a bucket with a chainsaw cutting down the limbs while Coworker # 1 and Coworker # 2 picked up t he debris. The crew removed the brush and was in the process of blocking down th e limbs to the inner tree log. Employee # 1 started to walk into the drop zone a nd the other two Coworkers called to him to come back. Employee #1 stopped walk ing, turned around, and a log came down and struck him. Employee #1 was transpo rted to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, falling object, log, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree limb, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477251.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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