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Inspection Detail

Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $26,094 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,094
Current Penalty $26,094 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,094
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 16VAC25-73-90.E.4 12/17/2020 $13,047 $13,047 $0 01/29/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 40.1-51.1.A 12/17/2020 $13,047 $13,047 $0 01/29/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127223.015 Event: 06/19/2020Line Clearance Worker Is Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
At 11:00 a.m. on June 19, 2020, an employee was working for a tree service. He w as part of a crew the firm had sent to perform line-clearance tree trimming arou nd some overhead power lines. They were removing dead standing trees near the po wer lines. A tree they felled struck a second tree, which fell on top of the emp loyee, pinning and killing him. The tree that fell on the employee was 23 meters (75 feet) tall. The employee suffered a blunt force head injury, and his right arm was pinned under the tree. He was killed.
Keywords: arm, clearance, electrical, falling object, head, overhead power line, pinned, struck by, training, tree, tree felling, tree trimming
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1479881.015 Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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