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Inspection: 1491847.015 - 146298 - Robert Steven Wingate

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 1491847.015Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 08/31/2020

146298 - Robert Steven Wingate
479 Gayle Boulevardnull
Winterville, NC 28590
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0783/Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 6045 Reedy Branch Rd,Null, Winterville, NC 28590

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/15/2021
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100151 B 02/18/2021 04/07/2021 $750 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 02/18/2021 02/22/2021 $750 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131268.015Event: 01/20/2020Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Tree, Later Dies
At 12:00 a.m. on January 20, 2020, an employee was found in the backyard of the location by EMS personnel. According to the "Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner", the employee was lying unresponsive on the ground with an open head i njury and right lower leg fractures secondary to a 14-inch in diameter tree havi ng fallen on him as he was attempting to cut it down. The employee was transpor ted to the hospital and it was revealed that he had multiple traumatic injuries. The employee was admitted to the surgical intensive care unit, where he died f rom his injuries.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, head, leg, struck by, tree, tree felling, tree trimming, unresponsive
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491847.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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